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Feb 5, 2011 07:48 AM

Plastic melted on my All-Clad pan. How to remove it?

I left a plastic spatula on the edge of my stainless steel All-Clad frying pan. The plastic melted and hardened on the edge of the pan and I can't get it off. This is what I have tried:
1. prying it off with my hands
2. prying it off with a butter knife
3. heating the pan on the stove to soften it
4. turning the pan upside down and sticking the melted part directly in the stove flame

It's still there and now the edge of the pan is scratched and gouged from where I took the knife to it.

What else can I do?

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  1. Sounds like you need a dremel tool with a abrasive wheel, then some emory cloth to smooth out the gouges you made

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    1. re: MOSFET

      Thanks. Before I invest in a Dremel, can you tell me what else it's good for?

      1. re: taos

        take a pic and upload for a better suggestion....?

    2. Try a razor blade scraper, the type that holds a replaceable one sided industrial blade used in painting. Required safety tip: use a safe, cutting away from the body technique.

      When it's gone then you can use some Bar Keeper's Friend to get it looking nice again.

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