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O/T, Thank you for helping me to clean this pot

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Steve W, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    The beef stew was really good, but I reheated it too many times, this is what the enamel pot look like now.

    After 20 minutes of usual cleaning without much progress, is there any "easier" way to clean it? Any trick to deal with this kind of mess? I need your help.

    Thank you.




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  2. wolfram

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    Fill it about 1/2 way with water and add a couple drops of dawn. Then put it on the stove on low heat (lowest setting) and cover with lid. When water boils and foams up kill the heat and let the pot sit there for a couple hours. Should clean right up.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    Boil water in it, just cover the area dont fill it. In other words simmer it. Then use Bar keepers friend which is a mild but really good scouring powder. We have the same iron ware and when we brown our Carnitas meat we get the same issue. It will come clean
     
  4. Trussman2

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    copied from a posting on <doityourself.com>

    Fabric softener sheets are claimed to clean baked on foods from cooking pots and pans. Place a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight. Next morning sponge it clean. The antistatic agent apparently weakens the bond between the stuck on food between the pot or pans surface. The fabric softening agents helps to soften the baked on food.
     
  5. edv

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    Steve, I have cleaned pots in same condition by filling pot about half full with water and adding liquid dishwashing soap, about teaspoon or so, and bring to full boil for about 3 to 5 min. turn off burner and let sit till cool, then clean as usual. Works for me hope this helps. Ed
     
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    A good wife is all that's needed--or concubine....



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  7. cubancigar2000

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    If steve is like me he needs to get it cleaned before she gets home LOL
     
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    I can relate! At least it isnt burnt engine oil...
     
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    You might have a hard time finding it if there is an HVAC wholesale house that will sell it to you get some non acid condenser coil cleaner, it is highly alkaline and I have put in the nastiest stuff I could ever find in that stuff let it soak over night and the next morning it was just like new
     
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    Easy Off Oven Cleaner!
     
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    Ahab that works good too, actually the Dollar Store stuff works a little better

    Works great to degrease old tractors before painting them and that grease might be 50 years old or older
     
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    if that is a lodge cast iron skillet ,which it looks like ,do what cc2000 said. It will clean up like new. Glenn
     
  13. Shootrman

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    Water, few drops of dish washing detergent, teaspoon of baking soda & simmer on the stove
    Presto!
     
  14. Steve W

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    Thank you gentlemen, for all your advises.

    It's a Le Creuset enamel pot if it makes any difference.

    I'll try it later after I get back from the gym.
     
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    Get some Rhubarb at the grocery store. Cut it up in chunks, put it in the pot and fill the pot 3/4 up with water. Put the lid on and cook the Rhubarb until tender. Throw out the Rhubarb and the pot will be perfectly clean.
     
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    I've found Carb Cleaner will clean about anything. LOL
     
  17. Steve W

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    I'm glad to report back that it worked. The pot is clean now.


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    Thank you gentlemen for all your help.

    Merry Christmas.
     
  18. quartering

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    so? what cleaned it?
     
  19. Steve W

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    I was lazy and kind of tired when I got back from the gym last night, so I use what we have right on the kitchen counter, dish washing detergent. Boil water with it for 5 minutes, then scrub it off, final polish with oooo steel wool and Breakfree to get all the tiny black spots off.

    Of course, I then clean it well with dish washing detergent to get all the Breakfree off, and boil another 1/3 pot of water to make sure all "non-food grade" stuff is off the pot.

    I'll not reheat food in it without a few good stir during the process again.

    Thank you guys.
     
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    My wife does that all the time. Whether cooking or reheating. She ether turns the heat too high or walks away and does not stir as required. I do the dish soap and water boil, and it works every time.
     
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