How do I get baked on food off a stainless steel frying pan?

You know, the nasty stuff that's dark brown and black that feels like old glue when you touch it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    try the stuff called CLR you can buy it pretty much anywhere

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Soak it in HOT water for the night and then use steel wool. Then dry the pan completely and re-oil it (oil the inside with olive oil and bake it in on 250 or so for a couple of hours)

    Source(s): experience
  • 1 decade ago

    You might try to add about a half inch of water, and a tablespoon or two of baking soda. Use a low heat to get it warm, stir and increase to medium heat while stirring constantly. The baking soda should loosen the 'baked on stuff'. I will usually allow to cool after about 15 minutes of heating. Then let it sit overnight.

    Good Luck!!

  • 1 decade ago

    If you fill the pan with water and add a new dryer softener sheet to the water, after a while the "black glue" should be easy to remove with soap and water. Good luck!

    Source(s): Probably Heloise
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  • 1 decade ago

    Put it in hot water and soak for a while, then take some SOS pads and give it the some elbow grease(scrub)They usually work really good.If it is a colored pot, use that scrubber with the green side and rub hard.SOS will mess up any colored pans.........

  • Tigger
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A paste of baking soda and a scrubbing pad with a bit of soap on it. And a lot of elbow grease.

    Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    Just use S.O.S and scrub away. It'll git'er done, and shine up the pan too. You can't let this go if you want clean looking pans, every time you cook, if there is any grease cooked on, it will only cook on harder next time you use it.

    Source(s): 40 years of scrubbing pans.
  • 1 decade ago

    Cover the baked on food with ketchup and let it sit over night.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    oven cleaner, or soak it in ammonia

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