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    • pjaj
    • By pjaj 7th Jan 18, 2:50 PM
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    pjaj
    I've tried the vinegar / baking soda method to no avail.
    If it's LeCreuset then DON'T use anything abrasive, wire wool, steel scrubbers, Bar Keepers Friend, metal tools etc, you will permanently damage the enamel IMHO, LeCreuset enamel is relatively soft and easy to damage.
    I did find this method on an American site It got far more votes than any other.
    Add about 1/2 inch of Hydrogen Peroxide to the pot. Add about 1-2 tsp of baking soda.
    Heat until it starts to bubble up. It needs the heat to start the reaction. Simmer about 10 mins..and brush with a green scrub brush. Repeat as needed.
    It gets into the bond of the carbon and lifts it of the pan. It will bubble and stink, so turn on your vent. But it won't harm the enamel.
    I'm going to try it as soon as I can get some Hydrogen Peroxide.


    Yes, peroxide method works without damaging the enamel. Personally I wouldn't buy LeCreuset ever again. They are over priced, the off white enamel is far from non-stick, food burns onto it very easily, it's easily damaged and scratched and there seems to be no method of refurbishing it.
    Last edited by pjaj; Yesterday at 2:22 PM.
    Sent from my abacus.
    • kimmo58
    • By kimmo58 17th Jun 18, 8:56 AM
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    kimmo58
    You shouldn't use soap in these type of pans as it strips off the oil coating (patina) that should be building up. Just use water, bring up to heat and leave overnight. If it's really badly burnt it may need 2 or more tries. Just use a nylon brush to remove the soaked burnt on bits then dry on a low heat then re-oil/heat it several times.
    My pre owned badly abused large frying pan I got for free isn't perfect but with several soakings and re-oiling it's looking good. Mine had the black peeling off so I just soaked and brushed, soaked and brushed until no more would come off, then I started to reseason it. My best pans are the plain old cast iron ones that cost less than quarterr of the price of the le cruset pans.
    • honeythewitch
    • By honeythewitch 17th Jun 18, 1:28 PM
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    honeythewitch
    You shouldn't use soap in these type of pans as it strips off the oil coating (patina) that should be building up. Just use water, bring up to heat and leave overnight. If it's really badly burnt it may need 2 or more tries. Just use a nylon brush to remove the soaked burnt on bits then dry on a low heat then re-oil/heat it several times.
    My pre owned badly abused large frying pan I got for free isn't perfect but with several soakings and re-oiling it's looking good. Mine had the black peeling off so I just soaked and brushed, soaked and brushed until no more would come off, then I started to reseason it. My best pans are the plain old cast iron ones that cost less than quarterr of the price of the le cruset pans.
    Originally posted by kimmo58
    Yours must be the type that was non stick coating over cast iron. It wasn't very successful and they discontinued it pretty quick, I think.
    Still, if you have managed to get all the coating off you will be left with the best of both worlds, I should think, with enamel outside and raw cast iron inside?

    All Le Creuset pans are coated. The black insides on the frying pans , woks, karahis and bouillabaisse pots is actually a black enamel which is slightly rougher than usual so it can develop a patina similar to raw cast iron.
    Normal washing wont normally remove the patina once it is established.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Jun 18, 5:37 PM
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    suki1964
    I burned a saucepan the other day, rice, pure black

    Mum said she had just read a tip, rhubarb leaves, so chopped a few up, boiled them up, let it sit over night and my pan is back sparkling
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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