Can you help my friends clean their pan?
A couple I know did a nice thing by letting a family stay with them for a couple of months while the family looked for an apartment. They are wishing they had not done it. One of the things that happened was that the visitors used my friends good pans. The pans are All-Clad with brushed aluminum on them.(Masterchef line) The visitors apparently got oil on the outside of the pan, at high heat, and cooked it on there so there is a brown, tacky residue and my freind, who saved up for the pans and takes good care of them is at wits end trying to get it off. I suggested Citrasolv, but for some reason that will not work on the aluminum. It only worked on the steel parts.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Any sure-fire cleaning burnt oil off of aluminum tricks?