How to Remove Burnt T-Fal

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap

  • Nylon brush

  • Baking soda

  • White vinegar

  • Oven mitts


If the T-Fal still has burn marks, cover the bottom again with baking soda or white vinegar and add less water. Bring to a boil. Turn the burner off but let the baking soda or white vinegar soak overnight, then scrub with a nylon brush and rinse.

T-Fal is a durable material used for cookware. It can be used on stove tops, in the oven and over gas or charcoal grills. T-Fal contains a no-stick finish, which make routine use and cleaning easier. However, because of the finish, removing food stains or burn marks becomes more difficult. Typically when cookware incurs burn marks, you can use steel wool or wire brushes to scrub away the marks. T-Fal requires a different method to clean burns.

Step 1

Wash the burnt T-Fal cookware first with dish soap and a nylon brush under warm or hot water. Attempt to get as many of the burn marks off as you can. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 2

Cover the bottom of the T-Fal cookware in baking soda or fill halfway with white vinegar. Add enough water to equal the amount of baking soda or white vinegar.

Step 3

Place the T-Fal cookware on a stove top. Set the burner to "High" and cover the T-Fal. Bring to a boil and let boil for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Put on oven mitts. Turn off the burner and remove the T-Fal cookware from the stove. Immediately uncover and scrub with a nylon brush. Do not add water, just scrub to remove the burn marks.

Step 5

Rinse under water after removing the T-Fal's burn marks. Towel or air dry thereafter.

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Owen E. Richason IV

Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.