Everything tastes like bacon [moved from Home Cooking boad]
I used my all clad grill pan to cook bacon a few times too many and now everything tastes like bacon. Any advice on how to clean it? Or do I have to get a new one and dedicate this one to bacon?
The GF says try soaking in strong tea w/tea leaves overnight. She also thinks soaking in vinegar should be ok, but I'm worried about tarnishing. Maybe dilute it first?
That doesn't make sense to me. I use Bar Keepers Friend, or just plain old baking soda to clean out delicate pans. They never leave odors. You could try that.
If it's all-clad, a good srubbing should do it. Is your all-clad stainless steel? You probably just have residual bacon grease on your pan. Hot, soapy water and a good scrub should do the trick.
You could try boiling milk in it too. That's a common technique I've seen for leaching off flavors out of more pourus materials like ceramics.
(Or fry up a bunch of onions in the pan and then everything will taste like bacon and onions, mmmmm.)
Although I can not explain the science, this works!
Whenever I have pan, pot or utensil cooking odors, I simply wash with some of the liquid hand soap that I have sitting by the sink (Softsoap type). Let it sit for a minute -- full strength -- after sponging it on completely, and rinse. "Magically," all odors are gone.