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Can this pot be saved? (repost)

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Okay, I'm an idiot and I just left a Le Creuset saucepan (my favorite) on the stove with barely any liquid in it, and forgot about it until the acrid smell hit the living room. Ugh. It's all blackened inside, but I haven't really examined it yet because it's still radioactively hot. Maybe this is a stupid question, but this has never happened to me before, so I'm wondering if I should start looking for a new pot right now, or is there anything I can do to salvage this one? I know LC is great about replacing stuff but I doubt they would when it's clearly the customers' fault.

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  1. You can try soaking it in warm water and New Dawn for a while. Also can try water plus a lot of baking soda and simmering on the top of the stove. Wonder if a pumice will work.

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    1. re: Zoe

      I would be afraid pumice would scratch the enamel.

    2. Try using oven cleaner on it or Dawn Power Disolver on it. That won't scratch the enamel and it may take more than one application.

      1. I've had good luck with putting a layer of dish soap in burnt pots and leaving it there for a week.

        1. First, you are not an idiot! I'm sure everyone on this board has a similiar story to tell...

          Try soaking it in washing (not baking) soda. You could also email/call Le Creuset..they may have some good advice.