Cleaning Electric Skillets

cciaffoneJuly 27, 2008

I could sure use some clever hints for cleaning

the bottom (underside) of a stainless steel

electric skillet, especially around the base of

the heating element and in and around where the

power cord connects.

Thanks,

chuck

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kframe19

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.

I burned the living hell out of some onions the other night; REALLY messed up the bottom of one of my nice stainless skillets.

It took awhile, but the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser got ALL of the burned onion and stains off the inside of the pan.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 10:46AM
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cciaffone

"It took awhile, but the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser got ALL of the burned onion and stains off the inside of the pan."

Yeah but, yeah buttt ... I am still looking to clean
the OUTSIDE of the pan, the underbeneath of the pan,
as in "turn it over".

Won't someone help me please??

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 7:35PM
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joe_blowe

You could read between the lines and try using the Magic Eraser on the OUTSIDE of your pan...

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 8:57PM
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cciaffone

Thanks so much for that helpful post ...

But, as I said in my original question, I need something
that will clean "in and around where the power cord
connects." That Magic Eraser must be truly magic to
fit in those tiny spaces. I can't even get a toothbrush
in there.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 7:22AM
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kframe19

There's no reason for you to get pissy, especially since you don't appear to be familiar with Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.

They're soft and SQUISHABLE.

As in, you can wet them and flatten them quite a bit and fit them into very small, tight spaces.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 2:38PM
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cciaffone

Sorry to have been so pissy, just frustrated is all.

So I drove out and bought a pack of "magic" erasers.
Made not so much as a dent in the old burned-on
stuff around the heating element on the bottom,
underneath the electric skillet. Mostly just
polished the grunge. No magic there.

Still hoping for a solution short of a wire brush on
a 'lectric drill.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 9:03AM
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kris_zone6

Try Dawn Power Dissolver. I've found it at Walmart. Follow the directions. It may take more than one try to get it clean.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 1:41PM
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can_not_decide

Dawn Power Dissolver truly works miracles! It sprays a small stream so you should be able spray in the crevices you are trying to clean. Let it sit for about 20 minutes and try cleaning with a Q-Tip. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 6:25PM
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debs3

I have used Easy Off Fume Free oven cleaner to clean seriously burned on food, when nothing else worked. Spray and let sit over night in a dishpan.

My only concern for your situation are the areas that are not stainless steel. Would the oven cleaner be harmful to them?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2009 at 8:13PM
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whiteowl1970

I would like to know a good cleaner for the bottom of a Farberwear electric skillet too. It doesnt have the clad bottom on the inside. I have even tried oven cleaner. Sos pads etc.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 11:39PM
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klseiverd

Haven't been able to find Dawn Power Dissolver in my area for some time, but will recheck at W-mart next time I'm there. Have found a WONDERFUL alternative use for it as a pre-treater for laundry. Have some great beigey colored pot holders and oven mitts... always end up with food on them at some point. When they come out of wash, they'd be "clean" but never totally CLEAN. Other pre-treaters did little. I spritzed the DawnPD on and let the foam just sit there till mitts went into wash (several days later, maybe)... and pretty much EVERYTHING came out... even old spots.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 8:15AM
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whiteowl1970

Thanks Klseverd. I will try that. You do say you can use it on none material things also?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 4:48PM
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