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Help needed - I let a saucepan boil dry...
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Old 02-03-2008, 5:14 PM
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Unhappy Help needed - I let a saucepan boil dry...

..when I was trying to reduce a fruit sauce for a crumble. I think it must have been like jam just at the end as it's gone quite high up the sides of the pan. All that's left is a very dry mixture cemented to the sides and of the saucepan. I've had the pan soaking in hot water with bio washing powder, but it's not working.

Does anyone else have any suggestions? It's a very heavy-based stainless steel saucepan which would be quite pricey to replace (30 for a small saucepan!)
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Old 02-03-2008, 6:20 PM
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You could try pouring a little ammonia in the pan and then putting it in a bin bag and tying the top up.

Leave it outside overnight so you do not breathe the fumes and then wash it out in the morning.
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Here ya go... a bit of help

Pans:
- Burnt on rice
- Burnt Porridge
- Burnt pan...what to use?
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:33 PM
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Hi,

I always use cola, leave to soak and then bring to the boil, the burnt on stuff comes off simply.

Hope it helps and you manage to rescue your pan.
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value washing powder might also be worth a go if all else fails. Worked a treat on my burnt on frying pan
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:50 PM
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boil the kettle, put boiling water in the pan and on the hob put it on a low heat and it should dissolve the burnt stuff and make it easier to wash off.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:16 AM
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I just tried the coke trick on a saucepan that was burnt and has been hanging round for weeks, I almost threw it away today actually Poured some coke in, left it for a couple of mins and then had it simmering for a little while. Tried rubbing the caked-on-stuff and it just wiped clean off, amazing
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will use some of the coke i buy from the shop today for this as i let my taties boil dry silly me can it be cheap coke or proper coke?
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will use some of the coke i buy from the shop today for this as i let my taties boil dry silly me can it be cheap coke or proper coke?
The mega-cheap budget/value stuff is fine. It can also be used for cleaning toilets. It makes you wonder what it does to your 'innards'.

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Coca cola can also be used as an emergency replacement for WD-40.

One coke tip I've heard but not tried is on black trousers that have gone shiny at the seat. Wet with coca cola, leave to dry then wash as normal.
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The mega-cheap budget/value stuff is fine. It can also be used for cleaning toilets. It makes you wonder what it does to your 'innards'.
thats exactly what my partner said lmao
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Default How can I rescue this saucepan which boiled dry?

It's aluminium and looks burned and blackened but otherwise solid and fit for use.. What's the best method of restoring it back to as normal as possible?
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try socking it with denture tablets
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Put some biological soap powder in, add water and bring to the boil then leave overnight.. it works
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Cook some rhubarb in it. You will be amazed how well it brings up an old burnt pan.
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You can fill the pan with ordinary coke (to cover up to where it is burnt).Then bring to the boil whilst cleaning it with an abrasive cloth/scourer.The burnt bits come off very easily.HTH.
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AS above - Coke or bicarb
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Ive tried the rhubarb trick but try the Coke first (it also worked for me) its cheaper than rhubarb.
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I've managed to clean a burnt pan with bleach once, another time I mixed bleach with bicarb of soda left it on for a while and it cleaned off most of the burnt bits.
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Put some biological soap powder in, add water and bring to the boil then leave overnight.. it works
I`ve used the above method a couple of times with great results, highly recommended and only a quick polish needed afterwards when washing. No elbow grease

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