Asked on Mar 14, 2016

My plastic spatula melted on my non-stick frying pan

Renee Seeling
by Renee Seeling
Ok...I am at a loss. I have this really nice frying pan...non-stick....which of course I love but...while I was frying a cheese sandwich one day, I noticed my plastic....meant for non-stick surfaces....spatula was leaving smears on my pan. It was MELTING to the surface of the pan. I would just touch the would leave a mark.
I have tried everything I could think of to get these marks off my pan but, nothing has worked. Have heated the pan to the highest heat I could and tried wiping the marks off....still there....tried scrubbing with a non-abrasive cleaner....still there. Any ideas?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 14, 2016
    Try making a paste with bar keepers friend and water. Leave on long enough to remove the residue. You can also try baking soda mixed into a paste with white vinegar and do the same.
    • Renee Seeling Renee Seeling on Mar 14, 2016
      @Janet Pizaro Thanks. Tried baking soda alone and water. Did not help. Did not think of trying vinegar with it...will try that. Am out of Bar Keepers Friend...will get some tomorrow and try that too. I can still use the just looks so icky now.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 14, 2016
    I would contact both the fry pan and spatula manufacturers and ask their advice for removing the stains. If it is only a stain transfer and not actual silicone or plastic stuck in the pan and it still functions properly, go ahead and use the pan.
    • Renee Seeling Renee Seeling on Mar 14, 2016
      @MN Mom Thanks....I can still use the just looks awful. I can contact the pan manufacturer for any name on the spatula to contact. thanks again,
  • Charro Charro on Mar 15, 2016
    Just get a new pan...
  • Suzyq Suzyq on Mar 15, 2016
    Did you try "GooGone"?
  • Renee Seeling Renee Seeling on Mar 15, 2016
    No....have not tried that. It won't hurt the surface of the pan?
    • Nana1andonly Nana1andonly on Apr 18, 2018

      I might be late on my reply but i just used goo gone : i soaked the area that needed it w/ my round pads i use for removing polish ...and continued doing it until i notice it was starting to lift.....BOOM!!!

  • Dippydooo Dippydooo on Mar 15, 2016
    Try WD40
  • William William on Mar 15, 2016
    1. Soak a soft cloth or paper towel with nail polish remover. Gently rub the melted plastic with nail polish remover to dissolve the melted plastic. Repeat as necessary until all of the plastic is removed. Thoroughly wash and rinse the pan before using it to cook food. 2. Add 1 tbsp. baking soda and enough water to cover the plastic to the pan. Heat the water to a simmer and continue heating until the plastic has loosened. Scrape the plastic off the pan with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula. Repeat as necessary until the plastic has been removed. Thoroughly wash and rinse the pan before using it to cook food. 3. Place the pan in the freezer until the plastic has frozen, making it brittle and easier to remove. Scrape the plastic with a wooden spoon or hard plastic spatula until it has all been removed. Repeat as necessary. Thoroughly wash and rinse the pan before using it to cook food.
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    • Cheryl Gyles Cheryl Gyles on Mar 17, 2016
      If all else fails, and you are still determined to keep the pan, contact the manufacturer for suggestions. I'm sure there is a website or customer hotline that can answer your question.....they may even send you a new pan...who knows!
  • Gracie E. Fierro Gracie E. Fierro on Apr 03, 2016
    Add a dryer sheet and some water.. Let it reach the boiling point and remove from heat.. Let it cool enough for you to wipe off all the plastic. Hope this helps save your pan..