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I bought some ceramic coated pans on super clearance about a year ago for $75, normally $500. Last set in the store and they were trying to clear old inventory so I said why not? Now overtime (after some suspected abuse by family members) the 2 frying pans became less effective at being non stick and started to accumulate stains... I tried scrubbing them off with soap and water, carefully scrapping them with a plastic utensil, and tossing it in the dishwasher but to no avail.. So after some bacon was cooked quite well shall we say, I was confronted with a messy pan... Just thinking of a way to clean the pan with ease I noticed baking soda on the counter and a lightbulb lit up above my head... I'm sure you've heard how good of a cleaner baking soda can be as I have, but I was truly blown away by this... Read on for simple step by step instructions to remove the stains and making ceramic coated frying pans almost as good as new for next to nothing.
 
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Step 1: Clean With Soap And Water

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Wash by hand with soap and water.

Step 2: Wet Pan And Add Baking Soda

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If pan is dry, add a small amount of water. Then I'm sure everyone has baking soda, so go grab some from your cupboard and sprinkle a good amount in pan.

Step 3: Gently Scrub

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Using a plastic bristle dish brush, gently scrub the wet baking soda around in circles in the pan, continuing until a paste forms and turns brownish and the stain lifting away. Continue until you are satisfied.

Step 4: Rinse And Dry

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After scrubbing simple rinse under warm water and dry pan with a clean dry towel.

Step 5: Conditioning

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This is a simple step that should be done every so often to help protect the pans. Take olive oil and pour a small amount on a paper towel sheet and rub a thin coat onto entire interior surface of pan.

That's it! Just put in cupboard and it's ready to go next time.

Looks promising but I can't test it. I never use my ceramic nonstick pan for browning meat and I never wash it at all. Eggs and vegetables only and it wipes clean with a paper towel after each use. The oil I cooked in serves as a medium to carry residue away as well as a conditioner 'til the next use. I don't nest it with other pans or use metal of any kind (forks, etc.) and it looks and performs just like the day I bought it.

It worked a treat. I used bicarbonate of soda on my stainless steel sink and pans too. They look great! This will certainly save me a few pennies :-)

WhyEyeAuta7 months ago

I just tried this and I scrubbed it quite well but to no avail.

redmarkonthewall (author) 10 months ago
Your welcome and if you want them to last longer, always hand wash and don't use metal utensils and condition with cooking oil every month or so
Ysabeau10 months ago
Awesome. Will try very soon, I've all at home including the frying pan. Thank you!
OldBird5110 months ago
Thank you I am awaiting delivery of a set of these ceramic pans so now know how to care for them :)