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Old 05-01-2014, 08:04 PM   #11
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Actung! Achtung!
Clean up on Burner Three!
okay, so right up front lets get this out of the way:
I'm not a pristine clean freak.
sometimes I just let it slide a bit.

here's what happens after deep snows bury the charcoal grill and the desperate cook sears stuff and does an oven finish.... salmon seems to be the worst offender....


40 minutes and a modicum of elbow grease later:
Wonderful stuff. I've used it for years. I even use it on the metal parts of Horse's tack as it doesn't leave a smell and taste like metal polish does.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:35 PM   #12
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I've always used this method---- and it works!

What You Need
Materials

1 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons of baking soda
1 cup of water (give or take depending on the size of your pan)
A burnt stainless steel pan that was left empty and unattended on a heated hot plate. oops!.
A scourer, because I can't find any way to avoid it entirely
Instructions
1. Fill the bottom of the pan with a layer of water.

2. Add the vinegar.

3. Bring the pan to the boil. It should be looking a bit cleaner already.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Expect fizz!

5. Empty the pan and scour as normal; if necessary add an extra bit of dry baking soda.

6. If there are any super stubborn marks that don't come off with scouring, make a paste of baking soda and a couple of drops of water. Leave the paste on the marks for a while and return to clean as normal.

7. Ta-da! Now you can put your feet up and enjoy the many hours you saved yourself standing over the sink.


How To Clean Burnt Pots & Scorched Pans | Apartment Therapy

I've cleaned up some absolutely horrible messes in my stainless pans this way for years. A little scrubbing might be necessary on the worst spots.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:49 PM   #13
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or, one could just use Barkeepers Friend.
or BonAmi - also a non-scratcher.

the stuff pictured on that pan resulted from searing fish/meat then putting the pan into a hot oven to finish cook. it's a solid copper stainless lined fry pan, so the sides do get plenty hot on the burner, then the 'schufft' gets baked on in the oven. it's perhaps a pat of butter + olive oil + protein components in solution.

and I will add, it's quite well baked on.

if I take the time / make the effort to "clean thoroughly after every use" it never gets that far. but . . .
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:07 PM   #14
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dcSaute's mention of Bon-Ami made me think of "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" when the old lady said "...and they even used Bon-Ami!" when she was talking about trying to remove the blood stains from the organ keys in the old haunted house.

I've been to three major markets and a couple of general merchandise stores looking for the Dawn Power Dissolver and none of them carry it. All of the stores I went to carry a variety of Dawn products, but no Power Dissolver. Could you folks tell me where you buy it, I hate to have to order it off of the internet.

Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:15 PM   #15
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try this site:

Dawn Power Dissolver ? Foam Spray For Cleaning Tough Greasy Foods
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:32 PM   #16
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I saw something on TV recently, maybe on the Today Show? that mentioned DPD, and they said it was brand-new, so it might not be available in your stores yet.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:50 PM   #17
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I saw something on TV recently, maybe on the Today Show? that mentioned DPD, and they said it was brand-new, so it might not be available in your stores yet.

It's not brand new. I've been using it for years.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:53 PM   #18
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It's not brand new. I've been using it for years.
Huh. Well, there's another brand-new Dawn product, thought it was that one!
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:06 PM   #19
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Huh. Well, there's another brand-new Dawn product, thought it was that one!
It might be their grill cleaner. I saw some references to it in my travels.
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I got my last bottle of DPD at some kind of big box store a year or two ago, can't remember if it was Target or WalMart. Aunt Bea, they might have it in the cleaning section (like with the Comet and BonAmi) rather than the dishwashing liquid section....? I don't remember, sorry.
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