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ces1948

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Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 1:24 PM (permalink)
Does anyone have a method for cleaning the sticky brown residue from pans?
I have some cookie sheets and baking pans that have this residue and I've tried just about everything and every cleaning product I know to get this stuff off including Easy-off oven and grill cleaner.  I used to have a cleaner that after spraying it on and waiting a few minutes would liquify this stuff and you could wipe it right off. Unfortunately I don't recall what it was.
I think from now on I'm going to use non-stick foil whenever possible instead of cooking spray.
 
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    felix4067

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    Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 1:39 PM (permalink)
    It sometimes works if you make a paste out of baking soda and water. Spread it over the sticky crap and let it sit about a half hour. Then wash in hot soapy water with a Brillo pad (assuming it's not a nonstick pan).
     
    Once you get it removed, the best thing is to catch it before it cools and wash it in hot soapy water.
     
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      DawnT

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      Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 3:34 PM (permalink)
      The only stuff that I know of that you can spray on and have a good chance of stripping that "varnish" from non-stick sprays is a product called Carbon Off. It's also great for removing the black, baked on areas on the bottom of pans. I don't think it's sold retail though. I've only seen it in cash and carry's, institutional restaurant supply, and janatorial supply outlets. The can I have shows WWW.discoveryproducts.com  product #10119
       
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        ann peeples

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        Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 5:12 PM (permalink)
        I dont really worry about it- has never changed the way my food tastes, and I refer to the pans as "seasoned".
         
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          ces1948

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          Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 5:21 PM (permalink)
          I tried the baking soda paste and didn't have any luck. I wish I could remember the name of the stuff I used to have. It was a concentrate that came in quart plastic bottles and you diluted according to what you were going to clean. It wasn't sold in stores but was actually sold to our business by a door to door salesman who was a distributor for the product. All I can remember is that the company was based in Mississippi.
          Dawn your suggestion about carbon off is noted. I may order a can.
           
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            DawnT

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            Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 6:06 PM (permalink)
            It might be the same stuff. They had regional reps selling this stuff in the field in pint and larger bottles before the spray can version was sold.
             
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              joclyn

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              Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Sun, 08/14/11 8:38 PM (permalink)
              i've never used anything other than sos pads - they cut right through that baked-on stuff with ease.  if it's a heavy layer or it's been there a while (is black rather than brown) it takes a bit of work...not all that much, though. 
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Cleaning cooking spray residue from pans? Mon, 08/15/11 1:13 AM (permalink)
                SOS and a little "Barkeepers Friend" works for me.
                http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/
                I've started using foil to line pans when using cooking spray.
                 
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