Asked on Feb 25, 2012

Help!!! microfiber burned onto my pot!

Bernice H
by Bernice H
Ok, it has been one of those days, for some reason I put my stainless pot on top of a microfiber cloth, and it melted onto the bottom! Yes, it was very hot! I pulled most of it off, but some is still on there. So before I do some more damage and effort, does anyone have a helpful hint on an easier removal? Help! I am sooo embarrassed!
  13 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Feb 25, 2012
    Do you have a larger pot you could submerge this one in? I have removed plastic from other surfaces by essentially boiling the other surface in water with some baking soda sprinkled in. It should come off fairly easily.
  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Feb 26, 2012
    I've heard of using fabric softener to clean burnt pots. Don;t try this until someone else weighs in on whether or not that is a good idea. Anyone?
  • I finally got a new crock pot, & what did I do? I got it too close to the bread bag & it melted an UGLY spot on the stainless steel. I used Goo Gone and a razor blade and it is as good as new.
  • Terri J Terri J on Feb 26, 2012
    I was going to suggest the same thing as Lee Anne. Goo Gone is a wonderful product. I used it when bread was placed ontop of my toaster oven, and the plastic melted all over it. Just let it soak on for a couple of minutes and scrubbed it right off.
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Feb 27, 2012
    Razor blade or steel wool as a "scrubbie" since it is on the bottom the "finish quality" is not as important.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Mar 01, 2012 are the winner! I used googone let it sit a few, then used a razor blade to scrape,not the headache I thoght I would have! Thank you! Now I am going to try to post pics of the mess, tho it doesnt look as bad as it really was.
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    • Peggy Duncan Peggy Duncan on Feb 07, 2016
      @Bernice H , I'm not sure if any other oil would work but if you don't have coconut oil then I'd try olive oil as next best thing. Probably just need a similar carrier oil to help with the baking soda to coat and be slippery as the goo gone is.Give it a try and let me know. I started using coconut oil a year ago because it is so much healthier and I just love it. There are so many uses for it too! It's great for the skin as a basic lotion and there are really like 101 uses for it.Google it and be amazed!
  • Oh, this is wonderful!!!! Glad I could help you, you are such a sweetie!!!!
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Mar 02, 2012
    Mission Accomplished
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Mar 02, 2012
    Yup, I am very grateful to be connected to Hometalk, dont know you all, but you are like friends. And no one said...BERNICE!!! What a dummy! Watch your pots and pans! (Jusstt kiddin'!) I have had this set of waterless for over 30 years, and all the pots and pans are still like new, when I clean them up! The investment paid off. This is the slow cooker+pot..tho they all will do the same things. I would have hated to ruin it, thanks again for the support and good wishes!
  • Bernice, we all do this stuff, especially if we are cooking in limited spaces. Glad to help, as I have been helped!!!
  • 3po3 3po3 on Mar 03, 2012
    Oh please Bernice, if that is the dumbest thing you have done in the kitchen, you are way ahead of the game.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 05, 2012 are right ...that is not the dumbest thing I have done in the kitchen. REREADING this post, and just remembered when i turned the heat up on a pot, forgot about it, went off into another part of the house, came back and it was smoking major big smoke. I am fortunate it didnt burn us down, mobile homes go fast as I understand! No wonder I forgot this!
  • Michelle Watson Moore Michelle Watson Moore on Mar 22, 2017

    Straight Razr and elbow grease

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Mar 22, 2017

      Thanks..that was in 2012... haven't done such a stupid thing again. The goo gone and razor actually made it easy. Since then hubs has said oil will work for a lot of things.