We have a built in hob, with 3 cast iron pan supports. Which are a pig of
a size to work with anywhere.
Would soaking them in a caustic soda solution clean off the accumulated
muck and grease without too much harm ?
I might have to rejuvenate a barbecue cleaning tray I used to use ?
I suspect it will given time and make it red rusty in the process.
But I think it would be fine for cleaning it of grease with provided
that you don't leave it on overnight or something stupid like that.
Wear eye protection and stout rubber gloves as a minimum you really
don't want a caustic burn.
On Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:34:41 +0100, Andy Burns wrote:
My Mum used bio washing powder - it bought stainless steel up a treat.
However I have tried the bio trick with these beasts, and it wasn't
really a success (overnight).
Also it's an acrylic bath, so I'm a bit wary.
The standard way to clean cast iron cookware (pans etc) is to stick them
in a very hot oven and leave them awhile. Have a look on Youtube.
The old 'baked on' fat turns to dust and can be scrubbed / washed.
A similar idea to how self-cleaning ovens work- although those, at least
ours, seem to get even hotter than the normal max.
On Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:17:16 -0000 (UTC), Jethro_uk
If they're simply cast iron, then caustic soda won't harm them. But if
they're enamelled, then the caustic may attack the enamel.
Either way, caustic soda solution is nasty stuff, especially if you
get it in your eyes. https://tinyurl.com/ybdv89g3 Wear goggles or
better, a face shield, and Marigold gloves, as a minimum.
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