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Old 07-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Molten plastic on bottom of ceramic pan

I made a ridiculous mistake by putting a hot ceramic pan on a piece of plastic which then melted onto the bottom of the pan.

I got basically all plastic off, but I'm not sure if it's still usable.

Plastic was pretty much on every part of the bottom at the worst point and I used warm water/my fingernails/spoons/sheer panic to get it off.

Is the ceramic coating on the bottom of my Iittala pan ruined because of this?

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be a problem if the plastic residue is not on the interior cooking surfaces.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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Put the pan on the stovetop on high heat with some water in it and turn the heat on the highest. Make sure your stove hood is on full blast. Let the burner burn off the plastic. You'll know you're done when it stops smoking. It may not be cosmetically perfect but it will function.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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I also put my burnt on pots and pans on the stove with water, turn the heat up high and I add vinegar. It helps getting all the gunk off. I do this when the element in my kettle has a build-up too. Half vinegar, half water.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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My mom was famous for doing things like this. Even after you burn it all off like Andy said, you still might get some not-so-pleasant smells for a while. I wouldn't worry about it, though, the pan should be good since it's on the bottom.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:23 AM   #6
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I think it would be ok if there wasn't plastic on the inside.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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I made a ridiculous mistake by putting a hot ceramic pan on a piece of plastic which then melted onto the bottom of the pan.

I got basically all plastic off, but I'm not sure if it's still usable.

Plastic was pretty much on every part of the bottom at the worst point and I used warm water/my fingernails/spoons/sheer panic to get it off.

Is the ceramic coating on the bottom of my Iittala pan ruined because of this?
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