How can I save my good saucepan. The inside is charred!

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  1. mary615 profile image90
    mary615posted 6 years ago

    How can I save my good saucepan.  The inside is charred!

    I let a pot boil dry, and now the inside is all charred.  It is white porcelain on the inside.  Can it be saved?

  2. teaches12345 profile image92
    teaches12345posted 6 years ago

    Oh this is a great question and one that I also would like to have an answer to.  I have the same problem.  Hope someone has an answer for us.

  3. Attikos profile image77
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    I put a little dishwashing detergent in the pan, add hot water to cover the burn, and let it rest overnight on the counter. In the morning, some of the charred material has been loosened enough to scrape it off with a spatula. Keep doing that until it all becomes soft enough to scrub out with a Nylon pad. I may take two or three soakings.

  4. teyeger82 profile image75
    teyeger82posted 6 years ago

    You can also try putting dryer sheets in the water you are soaking the pot in. Fabric softener will sometimes soften the buildup on the bottom of the pot.

    1. mary615 profile image90
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've tried everything else, will try dryer sheets. Never heard of that one!

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hear this is a great solution!

  5. rutley profile image72
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    Try putting the pot back on the stove with vinegar and bring to a boil.  This usually works....scrape up with rubber spatula.  If not....sorry, but you need to buy a new one.

    1. mary615 profile image90
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, but I did that one first!

  6. Grannygrump profile image59
    Grannygrumpposted 6 years ago

    Save it! Sounds like a good excuse for take out to me!

    1. profile image51
      Pippinscurseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Im not sure about ceramic but try putting it in the hot sun(empty) for a day or two? It works on my saucepans.
      Good luck.

  7. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 6 years ago

    I've heard that an overnight soak with a strong biological clothes detergent solution is good, but haven't tried it myself. Good luck with whichever method you try.

  8. KK Trainor profile image59
    KK Trainorposted 6 years ago

    All you need to do is boil a little vinegar in it for a few seconds and then rinse it out. It will be like new!

  9. Opulent1 profile image59
    Opulent1posted 6 years ago

    What about a solution of bleach and dawn, then let it sit over night? Let me know if it works!

    1. mary615 profile image90
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've tried bleach, but not bleach and Dawn.  I'll try that.  Thanks.

  10. profile image51
    Pippinscurseposted 6 years ago

    Hi. I answered this in the wrong spot a few days ago.
    I'm not sure about porcelain but I put my burnt pots in the hot sun for a few days and it lifts the caked on mess quite well.
    Or possibly bicarb soda mixed with water and boil it a few times?
    Good luck.

    1. mary615 profile image90
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've tried soaking the pan in baking soda, vinegar, ammonia, (not at the same time, of course), I tried leaving it out in the sun, I tried the dryer sheets.  Nothing works.  I  may have ruined my favorite saucepan!


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