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TJV / others - aluminum pan

Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
edited 12:22PM in EggHead Forum
Tom,

I need a little help cleaning stains from my aluminum drip pan.

This is my 13" drip pan. The stain on the inside stains are older and were under aluminum foil. THe bottom stripes came yesterday from the grid when I forgot to put foil on the bottom before the cook. :blush:

The pics were after dish soap and a nylon scrub pad.

Any suggestions are appreciated. :laugh:
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Comments

  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    bar keepers friend in a little cup dip a wine cork in water and then in the powder scrub away ,,
  • probieprobie Posts: 102
    Try some koolaide powder with a green scratch pad and a little water.
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,227
    Sorry but they dont look used enough, I think they need some more cooked on stuff. :) It is only a drip pan and the drips just dont care.
    But if you must clean them more, the two other post will help.
    Striving to be worthy, Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    I've had success with this. Just pour a little in an upsidedown clean trash can lid filled with water and you can soak your cooking grid. Makes clean up a snap. Might want to try it first and see. Otherwise grab a "Brillo" pad and scrub away.

    http://www.dawn-dish.com/en_US/powerscrubbers.do
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    It looks like a first ever cook to me...A drip pan is just that..."a drip pan"...don't worry about it..I still line mine with foil...but gave up long ago worrying about it looking new..if you want it clean every time use the disposable aluminum pans and use a new one every time..otherwise, just take it for what it is...you aren't eating out of it... :)
  • I am with JJ on that one. I got to where I was spending more time cleaning the drip pans than it took the cook the Butt. I finally dedicated it to being just a drip pan.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    A couple tablespoons of white vinegar in hot water. Very hot water.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Where did you get the pan from. I want one.
    thanks
    Molly
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,483
    I'm with the others, it's just a drip pan. So, I don't worry about getting the stains totally off. If you use any powder cleaner with a brillo pan, chances are you'll scratch the pan. Dawn powder disolver is what I use on grids, not sure if it works on aluminum. t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    thanks to everyone for their responses.

    I think Jupiter and some others summed it up pretty well - it's a drip pan and needs to look more like a veteran rather than a virgin! :laugh: :evil:

    Molly - one of the MANY great products at The Ceramic Store (tjv's place).

    www.ceramicgrillstore.com
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Cool thanks.
    TJV, I will shop with you after work tomorrow, Been meaning to for long time.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • WhackJobWhackJob Posts: 46
    Uhm disposable aluminum drip pans from the grocery are about $1.50. 15 minutes spent scrubbing is at least $25.00. The way I see it, go with disposable. But honestly, it's a drip pan. Each stain is a grillin or smokin print on a roadmap.
  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 357
    My problem isn't about a drip pan but with a cast aluminum dutch oven. It has been used for many off uses and whatever is cooked on is coated on the inside. I even tried straight ammonia. Don't want to part with it since it's about 30+ years old and I believe a 7 qt.
  • AuntieEggerAuntieEgger Posts: 258
    Weather it be Aluminum or Stainless Steel, pots, racks, or trays. ‘LAUNDRY DETERGENT’ in powder or liquid form accompanied by a light scrub with SOS will get it clean. It’s fast and simple.

    Give it a try

    AuntieEgger
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