"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Appliances
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2009, 08:00 PM   #11
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 808
Quote:
Originally Posted by letscook View Post
I have always had good luck with "Soft Scrub" Cleaner and those green scotch pad.
I always thought those pads were too abrasive for non-stick.
__________________

__________________
jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #12
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by jet View Post
I always thought those pads were too abrasive for non-stick.

They are.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 08:52 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
I agree. I thought the blue pads were soft and the green pads were abrasive. Plus Soft Scrub, that's too much for any cookware and if you look at the packaging, you shouldn't use it at all on cookware.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 07:06 AM   #14
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
This thread seems close to my problem - I have a non stick griddle that chicken with a marinade was cooked on. The griddle was brand new, and was washed and prepped according to the instructions that came with it. The surface is now coated with black gunk that will not come off. I soaked it in hot water overnight twice, have used a wide variety of scrub pads, from non-abrasive up to a mild abrasive (had to get progressively tougher) and then brought it back to the store. They were willing to take it back, but suggested trying a product called Bar Keepers Friend, which while abrasive, they said would not harm the surface. Since they will still take it back, I figured I would try cleaning it some more and even tried a portable steamer - still no luck.

This is a reputable (as far as I know) brand from a reputable chain, and I'm just amazed that cooking chicken on a griddle would render it useless after one use. I've owned many a non-stick surface and never had this problem before. Just wondering if anyone has had similar experiences.
__________________
tennisnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 06:52 AM   #15
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 808
I've started soaking my griddle in the sink as soon as it's cool, and leaving it there until I wash dishes. That, combined with a silicon scraper, seems to help.
__________________
Ravings of an Amateur Foodie
jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #16
Head Chef
 
Scotch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: California
Posts: 1,042
One important tip: DO NOT use cooking sprays, such as Pam, on any non-stick surface and they create the sort of gummy residue you're describing. Calphalon, for example, specifically recommends against using such sprays on its cookware: CLICK ME
__________________

__________________
Scotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.