Things You'll Need
Dish-safe scrubber or nonabrasive sponge
Vegetable oil, olive oil, grease, and food oils can burn and stick onto a ceramic pan if the pan is left over heat too long. This burned oil can transfer onto food items cooked inside the pan, ruining your meal. Conventional dish soaps that are unable to cut through grease will fail to eliminate such stains. However, buying a new pan is not necessary, because a homemade cleaner can remove stains, tastes, and odors that come from burned oil.
Rinse out anything inside the pan to remove food items not stuck to the pan's surface.
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Pour 1 cup of white vinegar and 4 cups of tap water into the pan. Use less water if 4 cups causes an overflow.
Place the pan onto the stove. Turn the stove on "Low." Heat the solution until it begins to boil.
Boil the solution for 3 to 5 minutes, then turn off the stove. Wait until the solution cools.
Carry the pan carefully to the sink.
Scrape the inside of the pan with a scraper. Scrub the pan with a scrubber or sponge.
Pour the solution out of the ceramic pan. Inspect the pan, and repeat the process until all burned oil is removed.
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