Asked on Jan 18, 2015

Crystallized Maple syrup cleaning

by Lisa
Does anyone have a tip on how to clean hardened maple syrup from my lazy Susan? It's as hard as a rock and so far 409 or vinegar spray hasn't done a thing. Thanks in advance!!
  16 answers
  • Michele Spencer Michele Spencer on Jan 18, 2015
    I would saturate some old rags or papertowels with warm water and lay them on top of the lazy susan--I think you are going to have to soak it off....
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Jan 18, 2015
    +1 You're going to have to penetrate the hard shell that has formed over time. It won't come off in a short time either. Looks like it will be a soak, soak, soak..... Good luck.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jan 18, 2015
    If you can't get it's time for contact paper! : )
  • Sue Myers Case Sue Myers Case on Jan 18, 2015
    soak w/ very hot water to soften, then try this product, it is absolutely amazing. they sell it at dollar general stores
    • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Jan 18, 2015
      @Sue Myers Case I would be afraid to use that "awesome" stuff because it says right on the label that it will remove paint and it look like this gals lazy susan is painted.
  • Lisa Balven Lisa Balven on Jan 18, 2015
    Try Mr. Clean magic eraser
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    • Andre Thomas Andre Thomas on Jul 12, 2020

      I had some 2-day old dry Terro Ant Bait syrup on my bathroom tile. After rubbing down the syrup with isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes or so, Magic Eraser worked amazingly!! It's no joke!

      Thank you, Lisa!

  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Jan 18, 2015
    Mean Green should work on that IF nothing else does. First tho..I would pull on some rubber gloves, stugg some old flannel sheets OR towels under the lazy susan and get a pail with some very, very hot water and small hand towels, dip them in the hot water and lay on top of the hardened strup. Might hafta do it a few times and it is a messy job but ya want it "gone:, right?
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 18, 2015
    I use Awesome on almost everything....but my favorite is 409 cleaner for most jobs. Try soaking a hand towel in cleaner and let it sit for a while. wring out and replace until it is soft.
  • Debra Pendola Debra Pendola on Jan 18, 2015
    put some warm water on it and sprinkle a healthy amount of cascade dishwashing powder on it. Let it sit over night and it should come right off - that's what I do with food stuck to pots and pans too.
  • Jessie Jessie on Jan 18, 2015
    An overnight soak in hydrogen peroxide and baking soda magically clears my burnt on pans. I've never tried it with syrup but that might be worth a try.
  • Carole Carole on Jan 18, 2015
    Would heating it with a hair dryer liquefy it again so it can be cleaned up? Boiling water will remove honey from a spoon or spillage down the side of the honey jar or counter top. I think this needs heat to remove it rather than strong chemicals.
    • John John on Jun 26, 2019

      using a hair dryer was the best advice... it helped me remove a large blotch that was stuck to a wood cabinet in a few minutes!

  • Barbara Bamber Barbara Bamber on Jan 18, 2015
    Agree with all.. I would lay soaking wet cloths on the area and leave it to soak.
  • Cathi Cathi on Jan 18, 2015
    Goo Gone. Works good for anything sticky! You can find it in any hardware store.
  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Jan 19, 2015
    Something no one has mentioned,(AND it sure surprises me!) to use "original Dawn" on it......lololol.... ;) .Dawn is the answer to everything, isn't it? snicker
  • Lisa Lisa on Jan 19, 2015
    wow i'm so blown away by everyone's suggestions and kindness! I actually used the hair dryer idea, worked like a charm! Thanks everyone!
  • Teresa C Teresa C on Jan 27, 2015
    How about a hair dryer and getting it to liquid and then clean?
  • B B on Jul 06, 2016
    Just a thought but my favorite product I stand behind 100% is AWESOME from the Dollar Tree or Dollar General stores. Spray on full strength let sit for a couple minutes and wipe off.