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Serious cleaning of enameled cookware

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Well, my pot looked pretty spectacular after heating up a lye solution for pretzels. I don’t know why your brewery wash is a last resort, I think it’s a good option, but if you have lye around from other projects it will do the trick.

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5 minutes ago, Chris Hennes said:

Well, my pot looked pretty spectacular after heating up a lye solution for pretzels. I don’t know why your brewery wash is a last resort, I think it’s a good option, but if you have lye around from other projects it will do the trick.

 

No lye in house.  In the other Le Creuset cleaning thread @fifi said caustics will likely etch the enamel.

https://forums.egullet.org/topic/79752-did-i-ruin-my-le-creuset-pan/?do=findComment&comment=1082498

 

 

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I've been very impressed by "Carbon-off"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009EC3T3U

 

used it on the 'remains' of pot boil-over hard baked on crud.  spray on, wait, crud literally washes off with water spray.

it's a variety of super oven cleaner (same smell...) so I use it outside.

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23 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Ashamed for why I have come here.  Thick sugary burned carnitas in 24 cm Le Creuset.  Not funny enough for "I will never again".

 

Have there been any advances in cleaning technology?  I am about to order up a tub of Powdered Brewery Wash as a last resort.

 

 

Try filling it with water to above the burned-on level (if just on the bottom, do 2-3 inches), adding a healthy squirt of dishwasher liquid (or toss in a pod, if you use those) and bring to a boil, then simmer for an hour or so. I cleaned one that way.

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After an overnight soak with Powdered Brewery Wash my Le Creuset came clean.  I am a believer.

 

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39 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

After an overnight soak with Powdered Brewery Wash my Le Creuset came clean.  I am a believer.

 


good to know, I’m sure I"ll need it someday.

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6 hours ago, weinoo said:

How much of the stuff did you have to buy?

 

A pound for $10.50.

 

 

Edit:  from amazon.

 


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I also find boiling water with baking soda for about 30 minutes (or boiling water with vinegar for that matter) does a great job of cleaning just about everything off of stainless steel - I'd imagine it would do just as well for enameled cast iron.

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