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How to effortlessly descale a frying pan: the easiest ways

Tetiana KoziukFood
How and what to use to descale a frying pan. Source: pixabay

Unfortunately, there is no single universal product that will help you descale a frying pan. After all, such kitchen surfaces have different coatings. In this case, the methods and techniques will vary. And if, for example, one product will help to perfectly clean one pan, then another may even harm it.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered the information for you and will share ways to help you clean Teflon, cast iron, ceramic, and aluminum pans.

How and what to use to descale a frying pan

Teflon frying pan

Be especially careful when cleaning such a surface. After all, many classic products can be quite aggressive and easily damage the non-stick surface. In this case, it is better to give preference to household chemicals with a concentrated composition or a special solution. To prepare it, you will need

  • water – 3 liters
  • soda – 3 tbsp. 
  • detergent – 200 g
How and what to clean a Teflon frying pan

Method of cleaning:

1. Mix all the necessary ingredients and immerse the frying pan in the solution.

2. Boil the pan in the solution for 20-30 minutes, then remove the remaining scale with a soft sponge.

Cast iron frying pan

In this case, ordinary salt will help to cope with the scale.

How to clean:

1. First, wash the pan with detergent and then heat it on the stove.

2. Pour salt into the pan so that it covers the surface by 2 centimeters. Fry the salt for 20 minutes.

3. After that, pour the salt and oil into the pan and heat it.

4. Finally, rinse the pan in warm water.

How and with what to clean a cast iron skillet

Ceramic frying pan

The peculiarity of such a frying pan is that it needs to be cleaned frequently, as it quickly develops carbon deposits on the outside. The most effective way is to put a ceramic frying pan in boiling water with baking soda and detergent. After about 30 minutes of boiling, the pan will be as good as new.

How and what to clean a ceramic frying pan

Aluminum frying pan

Regular tooth powder will help to descale an aluminum frying pan. But the cleaning takes place in stages.

You will need:

  • water – 3 liters
  • soda – 3 tbsp. 
  • detergent – 200 ml
  • tooth powder
How and with what to clean an aluminum skillet

The method of cleaning:

1. Mix water, baking soda, and detergent and immerse the pan in the solution.

2. Boil the pan in this solution for 15 minutes.

3. Then remove the pan from the solution and sprinkle it with tooth powder on all sides. Leave it in this state for the whole night, and in the morning remove all the scale with a sponge.

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