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Pampered Chef: Cleaning stoneware

  1. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    So I know NO soap and I've told hubby every single time I have it out, so that isn't the problem.

    I cooked Oven Fry chicken on the large bar pan last night, it came out awesome, a million times better than on a cookie sheet. BUT now the pan is super greasy, so much so that my hot water (which is wicked hot) doesn't even touch it. I have seen people here mention a baking soda paste, is that just baking soda and water? would that work on grease?
     
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  2. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Do you have an easy clean kitchen brush? Just give it a good scrub under hot water.
     
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  3. Chefgirl2

    Chefgirl2 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Vinegar...and even vinegar and baking soda.

    What's your recipe for Oven Fried Chicken? Is it a PC recipe? Sounds good.
     
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  4. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    LOL no it is just like Shake and Bake only it is called Oven Fry. It is way better than S-n-B.
    Most of my recipes come out of a box LOL
     
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  5. Chefgirl2

    Chefgirl2 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Never had shake n bake...isn't that weird?? not s n b...me not having it...
     
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  6. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    don't bother, get oven fry is you ever see it. :)
     
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  7. ChefRiGuy

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    when mine get greasy I sprinkle baking soda on it, and just a touch of water to make a paste and rub it in with my fingers or a kitchen brush..and it pulls the grease right off
     
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  8. I use baking soda on mine too when it gets like that. Have for years, seems to do the trick :)
     
  9. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I use soap on my bar pan & DCB ... I've even heard of people putting them in the dishwasher, which I don't!
     
  10. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    No soap at all. The stones will eventually hold the taste of the soap and then everything will taste like it.
    I have tried the baking soda but now it looks all stained. I might post a picture to see if you all think it is normal looking.
     
    Nov 8, 2009
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  11. Monty060609

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    [​IMG]

    this is my bar pan, after the oven fried chicken grease mess and using baking soda & water. The middle 'cleaner' looking part is where the chicken was.
    If this what a seasoned pan looks like?
     
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  12. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

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    If your stone is seasoned, you can safely wash it in dishwater to cut the grease. This is a quick swish in the soapy water, not a soak.

    Does your pan feel smooth or does it still feel a bit like sandpaper?
     
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  13. Monty060609

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    it is smooth and not sticky
    It is only a few weeks old and used maybe 8 times for pizza crust type recipes and once for the chicken and once for french fries.

    I have no idea what a seasoned stone looks/feels/smells (lol) like
     
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  14. Gina M

    Gina M Veteran Member Gold Member

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    For future - if you don't want as much grease on your stone - put a piece of parchment paper under what you're cooking. This will absorb more of that and have less for you to clean up.
     
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  15. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    That is what a stone looks like on it's way to being seasoned! :D:thumbup:
     
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  16. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    NO! The test kitchens DO NOT recommend this. It could cause a stress (fine) fracture in the stoneware and cause breakage. I know that some people do this but it is like russian roulette.

    I add a small amount of soap to a stone that has a lot of grease on the surface, then run it under hot water to rinse immediately - or use the baking soda paste. We also need to be careful about telling people to use soap. A tiny amount that's rinsed right off a very greasy pan doesn't seem to cause an issue but people take that as they can use soap to clean it regularly.
     
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  17. Monty060609

    Monty060609 Member

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    Thanks everyone!
    Now I can put it away since I've had it out for a week on the counter to remind myself to get an answer on it and post a picture of it to make sure it is ok. lol
     
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  18. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Look closely....;) (she said dishWATER, not dishWASHER...and I think that is what you are talking about causing stress fractures - right?)
     
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  19. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Oh! My bad. Sorry.
     
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  20. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    ha, that's funny, I would've swore it said dishwasher too! Good eye Becky! I agree with you though, that is how the stone should look at this point if she's only had it for a few weeks. And if it feels smooth and not greasy any more, put it away until you use it next time, it's fine!
     
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  21. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

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    Beth, re-read my post. It says dish"water" not dish"washer"
     
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  22. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    You're not the only one Beth :) I read dishwasher too LOL
     
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