Broiler Pan Cleaning

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How can I clean my broiler pans?

Broiler Pan Cleaning

The best part of a large family gathering is the food. The hostess may not feel the same way however, especially if she will be stuck with washing the dishes. Anyone who has ever had to contend with a messy broiler pan, might reconsider future entertaining. Or, at the very least, a menu change. Not to worry, kitchen cleaning help is on the way. To remove the cooked on food from your broiler pans put them in your self-cleaning oven. If your oven is not self-cleaning, you can saturate the pans with oven cleaner and put them into garbage bags overnight. In the morning the food should slide right off. Repeat the process as often as necessary. You can also try dipping a piece of raw potato in baking soda and use it to scrub your pan clean.

   

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9/2/2006 12:19:25 PM
Art said:

Sounds interesting and worth a try. I've put grills into a garbage bag with ammonia and found that to be helpful


9/3/2006 3:01:14 AM
Karen D'Andrea said:

I use aluminum foil when using my broiler then i have very little to no clean up of broiler pans. Most if not all of the food stays on the aluminum foil along with it's juices and i just toss the used aluminum foil in the garbage


9/18/2006 6:39:48 PM
Kristi said:

Of these suggestions, only one offers cleaning WITHOUT harmful chemicals ....some of the chemicals in many cleaning products are simply poison --we're just too used to the "convenience" of not having to scrub a little. Of course, getting cancer or other often fatal diseases later in life is never related to using these chemicals in our cleaning, laundry, and personal care products. I finally woke up and started using only natural products for everything unless whatever the problem is just doesn't respond (which is rare). Hence, for example, I use vinegar & water to clean almost everything --counters, floors, etc. It's anti-bacterial, kills mold, cleans VERY well, doesn't streak on windows, and is totally safe for animals (who -ahem- bathe themselves with their tongues, ingesting whatever they walked/lay on), and the smell disappears as soon as it dries.
As fara as cooked-on food on our broiler pan, we were tired one night and too bleary to see what we'd missed when washing off the pan. My theory is to get it ALL off, every time, so that good maintenance obviates the need for sweating and super-scrubbing later on. It worked for a long time until this happened. I got it almost new-looking now, but I think I'll try the potato-and-baking-soda idea ...I don't know what the potato has in it that enhances the power of the baking soda (which I've already used), but I'm more than willing to try that before I EVER put oven cleaner on the surface of any cookware that shares time with raw foods, that's for sure. So thanks for the suggestion - I appreciate it!


5/17/2007 12:36:58 PM
Chris said:

Taking a deep breath in town will pretty much undo any of your efforts at keeping poisons out of your body.

In fact the very act of broiling produces smoke from fat which contains carinogens.

My point? Live life for now. Sure if you can use a "natural remedy" it's probably better for you in the long run, but why refer to using them as a "waking up" is beyond me only because it makes it sound like, everyone who isn't on an all natural kick, needs to be awakened. ;)

As science progresses we discover more and more things in our lives that are detrimental to our health... Cooking on aluminum and drinking from aluminum for example has been linked with Alzheimers... But at the same time, Science finds ways to prolong our lives. Some forms of cancer only happen because our bodies have lived past their normal expectancy, others are from our environments.

At the end of the day, unless you live like a Quaker, you probably aren't reducing your risk of getting cancer overall. You could very well reduce the risk of a particular cancer, but between the sun, the air, the water, and the soil... I think we're all soaking up enough stuff to put us all at risk regardless.


5/17/2007 12:42:58 PM
Chris said:

Taking a deep breath in town will pretty much undo any of your efforts at keeping poisons out of your body.

In fact the very act of broiling produces smoke from fat which contains carinogens.

My point? Live life for now. Sure if you can use a "natural remedy" it's probably better for you in the long run, but why refer to using them as a "waking up" is beyond me only because it makes it sound like, everyone who isn't on an all natural kick, needs to be awakened. ;)

As science progresses we discover more and more things in our lives that are detrimental to our health... Cooking on aluminum and drinking from aluminum for example has been linked with Alzheimers... But at the same time, Science finds ways to prolong our lives. Some forms of cancer only happen because our bodies have lived past their normal expectancy, others are from our environments.

At the end of the day, unless you live like a Quaker, you probably aren't reducing your risk of getting cancer overall. You could very well reduce the risk of a particular cancer, but between the sun, the air, the water, and the soil... I think we're all soaking up enough stuff to put us all at risk regardless.


1/4/2008 5:17:09 AM
Marilyn said:

Once I read that soaking a burned pan with hot water and a dryer sheet would work, so I tried it, and it worked. (I think I soaked it overnight). The burnt residue came right off and the pan was washed clean quickly. In the case of a broiler pan, perhaps it is worth a try using water and a few of dryer sheets if you have a large sink or something to soak it in.


1/4/2008 3:31:51 PM
~ ANN ~ said:

I always fill pans that have baked on stuff with water and add electric dish washer soap to the water. Let it sit over night and it will all rinse off without scrubbing.


1/25/2008 2:54:42 PM
Stephanie said:

How do I remove plastic that has melted in the broiler area of the oven?


6/25/2008 8:21:39 PM
Sarah said:

I tried the baking soda with a raw potato and it didn't work at all for me. What finally did work was putting baking soda and vinegar on the stuck on food. Letting it sit for half an hour took off most of the smaller spots with minimal scrubbing. The tougher spots took about an hour and a half of sitting in the baking soda/vinegar until they came off.




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