Removing Grease From Electric Skillet

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I have a Farberware electric skillet that needs the grease and gunk removed from the bottom. I cannot soak it because it is electrical. What on earth can I use to get all this baked on grease off?


Bev from Lincoln, Nebraska

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September 10, 20080 found this helpful

You might try using - now this sounds weird, but it works - "Shout" Laundry Spray. It really dissolves cooked, hardened grease. You might have to let it soak for a bit. I've use it on my stove to get that stubborn brown grease that has been heated. Careful how you spray it on your electric appliance and clean off the residue with a little water and cloth. Hope it works for you.

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By Chap (Guest Post)
September 10, 20080 found this helpful

I have had great success with this. Put plain water in your skillet while cool. Turn on the skillet and as the water boils gently scrape the bottom of the pan with a temperature safe plastic spatula.


After you have loosened the particles carefully unplug it and empty it into your sink. Run hot water and some detergent into the drain to keep it from clogging after emptying your pan. Good luck and God bless

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September 10, 20080 found this helpful

Easy Off oven cleaner should do the job. I've used it on my cookware and it does a great job.

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May 24, 20180 found this helpful

Regular oven cleaner does not do well on aluminum. It discolors it. I am looking for the spray that is especially made for aluminum so that I can clean my toaster oven. Does anyone remember the name of it, please?

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

Barkeeper's Friend works well also. It might need a little elbow grease to go with it though.


I'm thinking the Easy Off would be a good choice also.

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

Another point: If you're cleaning the outside of the skillet, it's a lot easier if you remove the handles first. They're usually attached with just screws.

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By Loretta B. (Guest Post)
September 11, 20081 found this helpful

Hi, I have the same electric skillet and I love it. I clean the bottom outside with Awesome. I get this at the 99 cent store. I spray it on, let it sit a couple of minutes and then lightly scrub with a non scratch cleaning pad. It cleans it with hardly any effort. I clean the bottom inside with a paper towel to remove any grease. Then I put about a 1/2 inch of water in it and heat it up until it boils. I let it boil for about 2 minutes, then turn it off. I let it cool for several minutes, and then gently take my spatula for teflon pans and scrape off anything that was stuck on the bottom. I pour out the water and wipe the pan clean. Loretta

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September 10, 20160 found this helpful

I would check the bottom of that pan and manufacturer's instructions. My Lifetime stainless electric is soaking right now. Look for "fully immersible". Many electrics are.

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November 19, 20170 found this helpful

I add some salt to the bottom and let it sit for about 5 minutes, add water and bring it to a boil, lower to simmer and scape gook off the bottom with a spatula. Easiest way I have found for the worst (burned on gravy).

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