How to Restore a Ceramic Coated Frying Pan

Wren’s Little Nest
by Wren’s Little Nest
3 Materials
10 Minutes

If you’ve ever owned a ceramic coated frying pan you know just how wonderful they are to cook with. I absolutely love mine and use it all of the time, however once in a while I get a little carried away with the heat and I end up with a stained and burnt pan. No amount of soap or scrubbing will be able to clean the burnt pot to remove the burnt-on that has been left behind.

Not only does the pan look bad, the burnt on coating no longer makes the pan non-stick, leaving a bigger mess every time I cook something.

At this point it’s tempting to give up and replace the pan altogether…. Until now!

Read below to find out the best and easiest way to restore a ceramic coated frying pan, and save yourself a lot of money!

Here is what the pan looks like after I tried scrubbing it with a sponge and dish soap. You want to start with as clean of a pan as possible, and make sure it is thoroughly dried.

Sprinkle on a good amount of coarse salt. I only had Himalayan Pink salt but it worked just fine.

Then using a slightly damp paper towel and the teeniest drop of dish soap start scrubbing in circular motions. Depending how badly your pan is stained or burnt this might take a few minutes, but you should start seeing results almost instantly.

Once you have removed all of that cooked on crud, wash your pan as usual and it’s good as new!

These pans aren’t cheap, so finding such an effective and simple solution that won’t damage the pans ceramic coating is definitely worth sharing!

I am amazed at these results every time!

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  • Kate Kate on Jan 28, 2022

    Why paper towels? I gave them up decades ago and am happy I did. Cleaning cloths from Costco. Look with the automotive things.

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  • Carol Harvey Carol Harvey on Feb 19, 2022

    I use baking soda and warm/hot water. It took it off almost immediately. I had tried all kinds of cleaning agents, to no avail and thought the baking soda would be another failed attempt. I was surprised when it came right off

  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Mar 21, 2022

    Once the Teflon coating is gone I don’t see any chance of restoring it, though! Salt will just remove the cooked on food residue.