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Cleaning Burnt Food on Glass Cookware

March 29, 2008

A set of glass cookware with lids.Does anybody know how to easily remove baked on stains from my clear Pyrex bake ware? I soak and scrub to no avail. We have well water, so I prefer solutions that work with that. Thanks - all replies appreciated!

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Cathy from Delaware

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March 30, 20081 found this helpful
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Most burnt food will come off with some effort,
But once in awhile you get a really bad scoured in burn
that nothing works for it! NOTHING!
Threw a few out over the years until one I threw out, Or so I thought I did, A month later I came across it, it had totally dried out and the burn lifted, Just easily scraped away, Pan was like new, Wetting it only made it worse, So now when I have a pan that I just give up on, I Stuff it away somewhere and forget about it for a few weeks to a month, It has never failed me yet. Burned is always lifted, if you monitor it you'll notice once it's completely dried, it will slowly start lifting, to be easily scraped away

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March 31, 20080 found this helpful
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I am always recommending BarKeepers Friend but honestly, it really works for just about anything. Just wet it, sprinkle it on and wait a few minutes.

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I use a sponge with that nylon backing and it works wonders.

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By marih820 (Guest Post)
March 31, 20080 found this helpful
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If you will put a fabric softener sheet in your dish with some water and let it soak, every bit of the burned residue will wash out with very little rubbing. I have used this method on dishes and pots and pans and every time they have come clean. If it is really badly burned, let it soak over night.

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March 31, 20080 found this helpful
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If you have a self-cleaning oven, it will get the brownest dish totally white with a little ash to blow away.

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By Chayil (Guest Post)
January 4, 20090 found this helpful
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Soak the gunk in vinegar, scrub a little, and dump out (but don't rinse). Then soak in a baking soda paste, scrub a little, and dump out (but don't rinse). Keep doing that until the gunk is gone.

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This works because both products will occasionally work on their own. But also, when switching back and forth without rinsing between the two, they interact in a chemical reaction that produces salt, water, and heat. This is almost always enough to get rid of any gunk.

If the gunk is cooked-on grease or oil, try Dawn Power Degreaser, but only if the above doesn't work. It's a good product in terms of effectiveness, but I'm sure we'd all prefer a less expensive and less chemically harsh solution.

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How do you clean baked on food on a Pyrex casserole dish? I have tried the Oxy foam, cleanser, Dawn Power Grease remover to no avail. It has "settled" into the glass.

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