Cleaning outside of Enameled Cast Iron Cookware
My mom just gave me a couple of pieces of enameled cast iron cookware that she has had for 35 years. One piece, a 12" buffet pan, is has burnt on grease (I guess) on the sides and bottom. It is worse, completely black, on the lower part of the sides. I've tried cleaning with Barkeepers Friend and glass cooktop cleaner. Neither is working on the bad areas. I'm thinking of trying oven cleaner - the no fumes kind. Any reason why I shouldn't do that, or does anyone know of any other way to get this pan clean? Thanks in advance.