How do I remove green fig stains from my pot?

by Sharon

I boil green figs in my pot and it leaves a gluey stain in my pot. How can I remove this stain with a homemade remedy?

  4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jun 30, 2019

    Cover up stain with water and put some dishwasher powder in pot, bring to a boil for 5 min. Cover and let sit for half hour. Should come clean.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 30, 2019

    what is your pot made out of ? Aluminum? Stainless steel? Ceramic coated? boil water to loosen latex(glue like sticky stuff)then scrub with paste made from Ammonia and baking soda and steel wool should remove easily and shine aluminum if blackened/grayed. here's some info. for you. Green fig latex..... I recall older cookbooks ('20's & '30's) sometimes calling for soaking figs in hot water with baking soda before beginning the recipe. None of them ever explained what this step was for, but I tried it a few times and noticed it did seem little droplets of latex lifted away easily without tearing the fig skin. THis from one old recipe book "Place figs in large glass bowl sprinkle with soda,add 3qts boiling water, soak 1 hour, drain figs rinse thoroughly in cold water."

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 01, 2019

    I always add water to a pan after use, place it back on the still warm burner and it lifts right out after it cools. For greasy pans I add a squirt of dish detergent.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 19, 2023

    Fill the pan with water, add a dishwasher tablet and bring to a boil for 5-10 min, let cool with a cover, pour off and clean as usual.