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Best kitchen tricks / trucs/ hacks

Postby Broadsheet » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:05 am

This was a miracle. My Le Creuset enameled cast iron dutch oven was crusted with baked-on black and no amount of scrubbing, vinegar, etc., would get it off. The miracle solution? Put it in a self-cleaning oven and turn it on. Absolutely like new.

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Re: Best kitchen tricks / trucs/ hacks

Postby jman111 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:03 am

Huh. I've heard of this method for rescuing old 'regular' (non-enameled) cast iron pans. I had no idea that enameling would hold up to those temps. I'm sure it was quite a relief to bring that dutch oven back to life!

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Postby Mad Howler » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:48 am

Broadsheet wrote:This was a miracle. My Le Creuset enameled cast iron dutch oven was crusted with baked-on black and no amount of scrubbing, vinegar, etc., would get it off. The miracle solution? Put it in a self-cleaning oven and turn it on. Absolutely like new.

Broadsheet - if true - you did a very brave thing.
I wouldn't have thought the Le Creuset would have taken the heat.
I am sorry to doubt your report.
I am also sorry to to be doubting on Le Creuset,
So full of doubt I am trained to be :(

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Re: Best kitchen tricks / trucs/ hacks

Postby msnflyer » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:44 pm

A self cleaning oven won't get hot enough to damage a Le Creuset pan. The enamel is probably close to 900 degrees when it's applied.

Yeah, I could look it up but it's Friday night and I'm lazy! Thermal shock will do more damage to a pan than heat.

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Re: Best kitchen tricks / trucs/ hacks

Postby snoqueen » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:35 pm

The inside of the oven is usually enameled, for pete sakes.

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Re: Best kitchen tricks / trucs/ hacks

Postby fennel » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:49 pm

snoqueen wrote:The inside of the oven is usually enameled, for pete sakes.

A real oven, yes. Those nasty electronic odor-heaters are something altogether different.

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Re: Best kitchen tricks / trucs/ hacks

Postby Bwis53 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:51 am

After I cleaned and wiped mine, I'd bake a savory dish.


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