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May 15, 2008 10:24 PM

Cleaning grease stains off of pans

I have a set of pots and pans with burned grease on the bottom of a few of them. They do have a finish on them and I don't have a dishwasher...any tips to take stains off or am I suck with them? Thanks

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  1. What kind of pots/pans? That is, what material are they made of? Bar Keeper's Friend works wonders on stainless steel.

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    1. re: ccbweb

      It's the 14 piece set from Costco.....

      1. re: MIss G

        I googled and it looks like that's a 14 piece anodized aluminum set of cookware. I don't think I'd use a stainless steel scrubber as that would likely scratch the pans; but a nylon scrubber might do the trick. Otherwise, Axalady's suggestion of Bon Ami is a good one. Also, Comet or Ajax would do the trick.

        You can read about cleaning hard anodized cookware, generally, at Calphalon's page:

        Good luck!

    2. Sometimes a paste of baking soda and water, left on for a while, works wonders.

      1. I've had very good experience with a stainless steel scrubber. You can usually get one from a hardware store or a resturant supply store.

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        1. re: MARISKANY

          Have you tried bon ami? I like it because it cleans without scratching so you don't have to worry about ruining your pans.