Removing Melted Fabric from Cookware?

October 21, 2015

I just set a hot pan on top of a microfiber cloth, now I have melted microfiber all over the bottom of my good pan. Any ideas of how to get it off? I can't use the pan on the stove or it will ruin the stove too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



October 22, 20150 found this helpful
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Sounds like a bit of a nightmare, Sister G. I've not encountered this before and I do use microfiber cloths for a few things around the house. If you have a heat gun or even hair dryer, what do you think about trying to warm up that mess a bit and see if you can scrape it off with a putty knife? If it melted once onto your pan, perhaps melting it again will help remove it?

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August 8, 2016

How do I remove cooked cloth from the bottom of a pan?


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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

What works for me is to boil water in the pan and scrape off the stuck material as it is boiling. I have not used this for cloth but I have for seriously stuck food.


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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

Put it in the freezer and then scrape off.

May 28, 20181 found this helpful

I tried this, and it worked! I sat the pot on a produce mat, and when I picked it up, the circle of foam and fabric was stuck to the bottom. I let it soak overnight, just scraped the foam off while running hot water on it.


Eventually, I was able to peel the cloth piece off. Phew, I didn't want to throw the pot away as it is part of a set that my Mom gave me. Thanks!

February 1, 20220 found this helpful

I put my pot down on a drying cloth that apparently was not cotton and it melted on the bottom of the pot. I searched to find a solution which brought me here and I tried the acetone - did not work. I then tried the boiling water method putting some inside the pot but also soaking in the sink. After 3 soaks - I decided to get the razor blade and it came off fairly easily. Soak 1 and 2 I could get off some each time with my nails but my nails are now splitting and breaking - wish I tried razor blade sooner.

June 21, 20220 found this helpful

Please say what you soaked the pan in overnight. Thanks!


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June 22, 20220 found this helpful

I think it was just water. One person boiled the water in the pan but the comment you responded to just left it in the sink overnight. You could probably add some dish soap if the plain water doesn't seem to be working.

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August 9, 2007

I put a hot pot on to a piece of cloth unknowingly and now there are remains of the cloth on the bottom of the pot. How can I get them off?


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August 10, 20070 found this helpful

Try mixing a thick solution of powdered dishwasher detergent and hot water in a container large enough to set the pot in. Let soak at least overnight, and the stuck on remnant should scrub right off.


You could also try saturating the cloth remnants with WD-40, let set a while, and then scrape off.

January 19, 20161 found this helpful

I just successfully removed microfiber cloth from bottom of my searing pan. Patience first, used fingernail polish, WD40 and left in sun - then the razor blade and it slowly pushed off!

September 19, 20160 found this helpful

Fingernail polish or fingernail polish remover?

March 21, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks for the suggestions. I soaked it in boiling water (in the sink) and detergent, while also heating up the inside of the pot with hot tap water. I let it sit for around 10 minutes (two kettles of boiled water), then it scraped off pretty quickly with a utility knife.


To get the tiny fragments that remained, I very quickly ran the knife back and forth over the area, which left it completely cleaned.

January 8, 20201 found this helpful

Tried WD40 ,bicarb soda no luck. Solved the problem with oven cleaner. It worked with no scraping. So easy. Is toxic, so make sure you wear gloves and face mask and do it outside.

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October 24, 2011

Something on my stove was about to burn so I quickly pulled the pan off the stove and sat it on a microfiber dish towel to cool. The towel melted to the bottom of my good pan. How can it get that off?

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September 28, 20171 found this helpful

I've done this numerous times and I put the pan in the sink with ice cubes and then it just scrapes off. It's the same concept as gum but I think you can put in freezer too and it will come off.

October 21, 20181 found this helpful

Success! I put a piece of parchment between the melted on microfiber pan bottom and a hot iron. Once softened i scraped it with a razor blade to remove.


It took several repeated series of these steps. A hot water wash with a scouring pad after and the pot is ready to be used again.

March 3, 20190 found this helpful

This one sounds the .ost going to try it.thank you

February 26, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you. I had tried a mix of detergent and bicarb with no luck. WD-40 failed me. With the parchment paper and the hot iron, all I needed to do was wipe with a paper towel. Because of the grooves on the pan bottom, it took several heatings to get it all but it did work. Also cleaned the bottom of the iron!

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