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Old 09-14-2006, 02:45 PM   #1
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Impossible to clean Glass Casserole Pan!

Yeah, so I burnt some food in it. Theres about a quarter inch layer of charred volcanic rock on the bottom. I've been soaking it for a week, and this stuff just will not come off. What to do?

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Old 09-14-2006, 02:57 PM   #2
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round up the usual suspects - vinegar, baking soda (not together - you'll get that volcano reaction we learned in jr high, altho come to think of it that might be cool)

or try Coke - takes the rust off of pennies they say.

can't hurt.
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Old 09-14-2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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Put some ammonia in it and seal it up tightly with some plastic wrap. Let it sit overnight, outdoors if necessary to avoid any fumes. It should clean a lot easier. Scrape off the big chunks and use Barkeepers Friend to help with any stubborn residue.
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there's always napalm too, altho it's a little harder to score these days..................
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When I've had the same trouble, I fill the dish with boiling hot water and a few tbsp of liquid dishwasher soap. Let sit for a couple of hours and you should be able to get it out with a regular scrub brush. Best of luck!
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That's what I do too Jkath. It's amazing how well it works.
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:06 PM   #7
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Try half filling the pan with water, add a couple tablespoons of baking soda and put it in the oven on warm. (I'd suggest putting it on the stovetop but don't want to you explode your dish) Let it simmer in there a while and then give it a good scrub. I'd use a plastic lifter thing to try and scrape a bunch of gunk off then use a scouring pad. Best of luck!
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:26 PM   #8
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I've already tried most of these things guys, no luck. Trying vinegar was the worst, did nothing and stinks sooo bad...

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When I've had the same trouble, I fill the dish with boiling hot water and a few tbsp of liquid dishwasher soap. Let sit for a couple of hours and you should be able to get it out with a regular scrub brush. Best of luck!
I'm trying this now, this time with liquid automatic dishwashing detergent, I'm assuming thats what you meant?
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:32 PM   #9
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yep, that's the stuff!
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Well, let's see, if you've already tried dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, baking soda, vinegar, ammonia, napalm, etc. There's another thing I would suggest. I am an avid yard sale shopper and frequently come across casserole dishes and other glass cookware that is extremely dirty and/or has a thick layer of cooked-on gunk.

What I do to clean these icky things is to spray them quite heavily with Easy-Off oven cleaner, seal them in a plastic trash bag (a small one) and seal the bag. I let the piece stay in the sealed bag at least 24 hours. After that period of time, I take it out and wash/scrub it in hot soapy water. If there's still stuff on the piece, it gets another treatment. I have had it take several iterations before I'm left with a "like new" casserole or whatever.

Seems to me that if you've messed up the casserole, you really have nothing to lose by trying just about anything. If nothing works, then you're stuck with buying another dish. I'd say go for it and try anything that's suggested.

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P.S. I've used this same method on stainless steel cookware, too. Just don't get it on any plastic, Bakelite, etc. knobs and handles.
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