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SJLuzum 01-20-2019 06:58 PM

Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
My first attempt to clean is boiling water with dawn soap in the sink.
Do you really think all that crud will be loosened?

https://i.imgur.com/GRlbaze.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Wz8ItEM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VDm57cC.jpg

SJLuzum 01-21-2019 08:31 AM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
No noticeable improvement after 2 hours soaking in boiling soapy water. Going for round 2. Is there any danger of letting it soak in water even after the water has cooled? Can I leave it submerged overnight, it being iron and all?

Thanks.

https://imgur.com/gallery/uNIA9B5

GTurner 01-21-2019 11:08 AM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
I use Carbon Kleen to remove the organic matter from aluminum and enameled items. You can find it in some commercial kitchen warehouse stores. Don't leave it on for a long period of time though (enameled). It might dull the enamel.

Lye will take it off, but it WILL dull the enamel. You probably don't want to do that to a Le Creuset piece or any vintage piece.

In reference to your original question, it shouldn't matter about leaving it submerged. It is said that you can actually run enameled through a dishwasher (I wouldn't). Just make sure that there isn't any chips in the enamel.

SJLuzum 01-22-2019 11:58 AM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
Soaking it in Full-strength vinegar has no noticeable improvement. Looks like Diabloís Carbon Kleen it is.

Thanks.

Russell S. 01-23-2019 03:38 PM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
If it were me Iíd throw it in my lye bath. It couldnít dull the original finish much more than the heat and abuse that sheís already been through.

SJLuzum 02-01-2019 09:03 AM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
There are signs of life. This is after soaking overnight in Heat ní Kleen
https://imgur.com/gallery/ERptfLt

The handle is starting to get dull.

GTurner 02-01-2019 02:20 PM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SJLuzum (Post 43634)
There are signs of life. This is after soaking overnight in Heat ní Kleen

https://imgur.com/gallery/ERptfLt



The handle is starting to get dull.

I'm not familiar with that product. How did you heat the solution overnight? With Carbon Kleen, just brush it on, wait 15-20 minutes and rinse. Repeat of necessary.

SJLuzum 02-01-2019 05:34 PM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
Heat up the solution to 160 for 30-45 minutes. Let the pan sit in it overnight.

Heat n Kleen is used in the concessions industry to clean the popcorn maker.

This after round 2.

https://i.imgur.com/3nD6ppN.jpg

SJLuzum 02-02-2019 09:53 AM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
After some very careful scraping. Iím going to switch profession to either barnacle scraper or dentist.

https://imgur.com/gallery/qwyRwTh

GTurner 02-02-2019 11:43 AM

Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SJLuzum (Post 43643)
After some very careful scraping. Iím going to switch profession to either barnacle scraper or dentist.



https://imgur.com/gallery/qwyRwTh

So what are your rates for teeth cleaning lol. Great job in cleaning. It is about ready to use.


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