Asked on Oct 22, 2019

How can I clean an old non-stick pan?

Cynthia HKim  |Exquisitely UnremarkableLaura Cooper


some white stuff stuck on it, looks like baked on flour, would anyone know how to remove this, I'm afraid to use it, even the dishwasher didn't get it off.Thaks, Sally

3 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Oct 22, 2019

    A nice soak can do wonders that a dishwasher can't touch. Soak in warm soapy water for half an hour and then use a nylon scrubby that is pink or white (gentler than green) to wipe off remaining spots. Rinse

    • Laura Cooper
      on Oct 23, 2019

      Hmm.... It sounds like it could be the coating has worn off. Most non-stick pans are aluminum, so if the coating has worn off this may be aluminum bloom which is basically aluminum's rust.

  • I use warm water and Dawn (blue) detergent for the tough stuff. I get a small bottle from the dollar store and just a drop does it.

  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 22, 2019

    A good soak with hot soapy water should loosen it.

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