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The Pot Finally Was Salvaged

Some of you may remember reading about my pot that would not clean itself a couple of weeks ago. There were some ideas that I shared that should have made it easier, but I still had to take charge and muscle my way in, if I wanted to see different results than what was happening for several days.

I mentioned that it has been my favorite pot, having found it in a thrift store or yard sale a number of years ago. It never has been perfectly white on the inside, as it probably was when new.

I have seen many more of the enameled cast iron pots made in France, but never one just like this. I am glad to have been able to salvage it. As badly as it had been burned, I thought it might be a goner.

Author photographed and owned.

To read: The Pot Did Not Clean Itself, click on the link.

© 2015, Coral Levang All rights reserved.

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valmnz wrote on March 7, 2015, 12:45 AM

Good on you for persevering. Maybe I should get my own favourite pan out again and have another go.

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2015, 1:51 AM

It took awhile, but it worked. Not perfect, but good to go!!!

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 7, 2015, 6:09 AM

I´m just the same and never give up with a burned pan either. Actually, you just reminded me of something that happened a few years ago, look out for the post on it, it will make you smile.

alexdg1 wrote on March 7, 2015, 9:37 AM

So, how did you salvage the pot?

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 7, 2015, 9:43 AM

Glad you got it cleaned. Sorry it would not help you by cleaning itself lol

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:14 AM

I sure will. Remind me again, if I don't get to it today, please. Have a great day!

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:15 AM

I soaked it, I scrubbed it, I let it soak again and again, I used dishWASHER detergent to soak it, not dishwashing liquid, and then at the end, used a steel wool pad to get the final gunk out.

CoralLevang wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:17 AM

*laughs* Thanks. I guess that should teach me to not get it too hot that it won't help me again! LOL

alexdg1 wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:39 AM

I would have used a vinegar and baking soda mix to loosen the gunk had it been my pot, then done what you did afterwards.

At least it's salvaged; that's what counts.