Asked on Oct 11, 2019

How do I clean pans?

James F M Baur Jr.CindyCynthia H


4 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Oct 13, 2019

    Hi Tom. Here are some hints on cleaning pans.

    1. There are so many tips out there on how to get your baking pans looking like new. ...
    2. Boiling the pot or pan. ...
    3. Fabric softener sheets. ...
    4. Scrubbing with baking soda. ...
    5. Baking soda and peroxide. ...
    6. Baking soda, vinegar and salt. ...
    7. Bleach cleansing powder and hot water. ...
    8. Aluminum foil and Bar Keeper's Friend.

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  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 13, 2019

    I add water to the pan after I use it and. If it's greasy, I add a squirt of dish detergent. The heated pan helps m by practically cleaning itself. A scrubby or brush helps remove any residue.

  • Cindy
    on Oct 13, 2019

    If your pans have bits of food stuck on them, fill them with water and let them soak for at least an hour. Dump the water out and repeat if necessary. Then you should be able to clean them with warm water and dish soap. You can get better results if you scrub them with a scrubbie or brush.

  • James F M Baur Jr.
    on Oct 14, 2019

    The ability to clean pans rests, primarily on what material(s) are stuck to them. Cleaning becomes much easier if you know

    the nature of the substance you wish to remove: organic, ionic, etc. This also pretty well determines whether you should attempt (expense, time, effort...) to

    clean the item, or just throw it away and start over with a new one.

    Start with the easiest and cheapest (soap and water) and sequentially graduate to

    other tried and true methods such as steel wool, chemicals specific to the composition

    of the material you wish to remove, etc. Do

    your due diligence, and make a decision based on what you discover.

    In my experience, and if all else fails, steel wool in combination with Comet will usually get you where you want to be. The finish of the item being cleaned may suffer, but that’s a decision you must make.

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