Add to PageAsk a Question

Cleaning Nonstick Cookware

Category Dishes
When cleaning non-stick cookware, it is important to not damage the coating. Here are some recipes and tips for safely cleaning your pans without ruining them.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

December 30, 2010

I have burnt food stuck to my non stick pan. Any ideas to get it off?

By seamus from Cheshire, England

Answers

December 30, 20101 found this helpful

Put a drop or two of dish detergent (the liquid, not the kind for dishwashers) in the pan. Fill it about half full of water and place it on the stove. Bring it to the point that the dish soap is starting to bubble up. At that point, take the pan off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub it with a non-abrasive type scrubber. If that doesn't remove all the burnt-on gunk, you may need to repeat the process. This should get the pan clean, but it will probably never be completely non-stick again.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
December 31, 20101 found this helpful

Sprinkle baking soda on the burnt spots and pour vinegar over the baking soda. When it stops bubbling; with a dishcloth softly rub the pan clean with hot water and detergent. Voila, it's clean, hopefully! Use a little more strength if you need to.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
December 31, 20100 found this helpful

I sympathize with you ruining your Non-stick pan but if you haven't rubbed off the non-stick teflon than use this to try to get anything burnt on it off. Sprinkle baking soda on the burnt spots and pour vinegar over the baking soda. When it stops bubbling; with a dishcloth softly rub the pan clean with hot water and detergent. Voila, it's clean,hopefully! Use a little more strength if you need to.

Ad

My second advice is to buy stainless steel pans; they are easy to clean and non toxic. Be patient when using low heat at first and watch what your cooking so not to get anything sticking but stir often. Stainless steel holds heat better also. So if you use high heat just remember to lower the heat after the food starts cooking. If something burns clean it the same way as above. Or use Dianna's method: Try filling your pan with enough baking soda to cover the bottom of your pan add enough water to cover the baking soda plus about 1-2 inches. Put back onto the stove and bring to a boil, remove from stove and let sit overnight, and wash as usual. This has always worked for me, hope it helps you. By Dianna

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 3, 20110 found this helpful

I'm going to also recommend either cast iron or stainless. With stainless, just use nonstick spray (it comes even in just olive oil) and things really don't stick. If you scratch your nonstick coating, and heat it high enough to burn stuff in the future, there's the possible risk of fumes. Also, you don't get the same searing that you would with either cast iron (the old fashioned kind) or stainless. I stupidly tossed my grandmother's cast iron pans thinking they were too heavy. Now I'm using cast iron again and I could kick myself! It cleans so easily if you "season" the pan first, and when you clean it.

Ad

You just use hot water, a plastic scrubber, and everything comes off of it. Rub it down with a little oil and heat for a moment when you dry it. Turn the burner on til it's just warm, then off, to spread the oil. It's unbelievable how well things brown and cook without burning! Heat distributes better, so you don't get the scorches like you do in nonstick pans. Try one piece of each, a smaller 10"-12" cast iron, Lodge is best, and a large stainless skillet since it'll be lighter. :) Try discount stores like Marshalls for the pans to experiment without spending a lot of money.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 3, 20110 found this helpful

Try soaking it in the hottest water you can get, until it's soft enough you can just wipe it off. :)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 11, 20111 found this helpful

I am so grateful! The burnt food came off quite easily from my Teflon pan. I did have to soak it in the mixture(Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar) twice for 20 minutes and I did use my fingernail to scrape the gunk off but it sure worked.

Ad

Thank you so much.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Anonymous
October 30, 20150 found this helpful

This mixture soap works great gift laminate flooring in a spray bottle. I use it for almost everything. Cheap diy cleaner that's non toxic.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 1, 20170 found this helpful

I burned peas in a non stick pan. I tried everything. but nothing worked. I was ready to throw the pan away when I decided to try one more time. I poured straight bleach in the pan and let it soak. Worked like a champ.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

December 2, 2010

How do I clean up pan bottoms? They are non-stick cookware.

By dorcas from Newfield, NY

Answers

December 2, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

If you are talking about the outside of the pan, you should be able to use SOS soap pads, or scouring powder of any kind.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 2, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

If it is on the outside of the pot or pan, use oven cleaner. If it is on the inside, a "bounce" or other dryer sheet will loosen stuck on stuff.

Ad

Just put it in the pan, fill with water and leave overnight.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 10, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

I use Barkeepers Friend for the bottom of my pans, and they still look like new. It's a powdered cleanser like Comet, etc., but it is not abrasive at all. You can buy it at Walmart and most grocery stores. Works really well.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

November 17, 2016

Someone has used and burnt my Orgreenic ceramic skillet. Is there any way to clean it?

Answers

December 28, 20160 found this helpful
Best Answer

You don't say whether it is on the inside or the outside, and if it is burnt on food residue or scorch marks.
Oven cleaner or ammonia very lightly applied and quickly wiped off would deal with the outside; cleaning the inside is really simple. Just add baking soda to some hot water in the burnt pan and boil gently. After a while dig at the burnt residue with a wooden spoon, easing it off. Your pan should be good as new.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 28, 20160 found this helpful
Best Answer

Barkeepers Friend is excellent for this. You could also coat the bottom of the pot with baking soda, fill with a few inches of water, boil on the stovetop and let it cool overnight.

Ad

Wash out the next day and the burnt stuff should come off.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

September 6, 2011

Many of us have Teflon coated cookware. Cleaning these pots, pans, and bakeware must be done with the appropriate cleaners so as not to damage the coating. This is a page about cleaning Teflon.

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning DishesSeptember 10, 2019
Pages
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/09/15 11:55:00 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!