Re: How to remove badly burnt on stains on Corningware pot fromoven
Dog3 at uhoh@ajfl;ajklsd;ajlds.nutz wrote on 3/20/05 11:20 AM:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in
>> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 07:41:50 -0500, "No One" <NoOne@123.com> wrote:
>>> "Corningware" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>> My friend accidentally left a Corningware casserole dish(white) in the
>>>> oven at 400 degrees for six hours.
>>>> She was roasting vegetables and garlic in olive oil. Needless to say
>>>> the dish is a mess with burnt on stains that cannot be removed by
>>>> scrubbing etc. It was completely black after charred remains of the
>>>> vegetables were scraped off.
>>>> I have tried many things but alas this sentimental dish seems to be
>>>> dead. The black and brown stains seem to be painted on.
>>>> I can send you a pic. It's pretty ugly.
>> If the stains are on the outside as well as the inside, pop it in a
>> big pot, cover it with water and lots of baking soda, and bring to a
>> boil, and then turn back down to medium heat. The resulting akali and
>> heat will loosen most of the burnt food, and once cooled, you can
>> scrub it off.
>> Shirley Hicks
>> Toronto, Ontario
> I've used ice and Kosher salt in coffee pots with good results. Might work
> on corningware. I've never burnt corningware before. Baking soda might just
> work. Personally I'd pitch it and buy a new one. Corningware is inexpensive
> and I'm not sure the effort is worth it.
That's not necessarily correct. They are only making the French White
pattern nowadays, for one thing, so you can't even get the classic
Corningware shapes anymore, let alone the painted on cornflower blue design.
She said it was white, i don't if it had any other design on it, but if it's
any of their other patterns (there were many over the years, created to
match Corelle dinnerware patterns), then they are DEFINITELY irreplaceable.
Plus, the orginal poster says the dish is sentimental.
Anyway, as for getting the stains off: the baking soda idea inside is a
great one and it's gotten me out of quite a few messes. So try it. It will
take some of the mess off, at least. What you have to do is actually
chemically break the bonds between the crud and the dish. That crud is baked
on, it's not gonna just wipe right off. That Baking soda bath is a start.
Whatever is left, use a powdered cleanser called "BAR KEEPER'S FRIEND".
WalMart has it, many supermarkets have it, too. Wet the dish. Sprinkle on
a liberal dose of cleanser, let it sit a minute or so and then scrub with a
sponge. That should get the brown stains up no problem.
I use Barkeeeper's Friend on Corningware all the time....my Corningware
pieces are about 40 years old, give or take. And although I consider myself
a Corningware and Pyrex collector, I actually use the stuff, all the time,
every day. So keeping them sparkling clean is important to me.
The Corning outlets also sell a soft cleanser that works nicely, but it's no
better than BKF, which is easier to get your hands on and not as expensive.