Did I Ruin My Le Creuset Grill?
I bought an LC skillet grill and I've been washing it with soap and water - in addition to scrubbing it with Bartender's Bestfriend - after nearly every use. It is now so crusty, that I don't know what to do with it. I've owned it for a few months now. Is it destined for the trash now? If not, how can I salvage it?
"It is now so crusty, that I don't know what to do with it."
It is fine. It is just burned on foods. I would physically remove the crust with a plastic tools (like a plastic scraper or even an old credit card). Then, you can try to soak the pan in soda solution or white vinegar solution.
No, it's fine under all that crust. If you're not adverse to chemicals, spray it down with oven cleaner. If you are, boil a little vinegar and soapy water in it.
After you get it clean, I'll leave it for you to decide if the pan is more trouble than it's worth.