How to Remove Carbon Buildup From a Frying Pan

Carbon buildup is a result of the impact high temperatures have on fats and oils that are used to prepare various dishes. Moreover, food leftovers also stick to the bottom and to the walls of a frying pan, which can be quite difficult to clean for the first time.

5-Minute Crafts is sharing 3 effective ways to remove carbon deposits from a frying pan with the help of improvised means.

Method 1

1. Abundantly squeeze toothpaste from a tube onto the pan.

2. Spread the paste all over the frying pan with the help of a sponge.

3. Rinse the toothpaste off the pan with running water while continuing to remove carbon deposits with a sponge.

4. It’s ready!

Method 2

1. Take a handful of coarse table salt.

2. Pour the salt into the bottom of the pan.

3 and 4. Cut a potato in half and thoroughly rub the salt on the bottom of the pan with the freshly cut piece.

5. Cover it with water and wait for an hour.

6. After an hour, pour out the water and wipe the bottom and sides of the pan with a clean napkin.

Note: This carbon buildup removal method is suitable for cast iron and stainless steel pans. However, it can’t be used with Teflon coated pans because the coarse salt can damage it.

Method 3

1. Heat up the frying pan a bit and rub it with an orange half by pressing it so that the juice comes out.

2. Sour orange juice will help remove burnt food leftovers and carbon deposits from the bottom and sides of the pan.

3. Wipe the pan with a soft napkin. Your frying pan is ready to be used again!

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