Rhubarb and a nice clean pan

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mjg000

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Rhubarb and a nice clean pan
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:31 »
Late last summer I burnt some jam in my large jam making pan. It was so encrusted that it wouldn't budge no matter how hard I scrubbed and scraped.  I put it outside under my potting bench meaning to deal with it again later and it stayed there all winter.  Last week I brought it in and had another go but the breakthrough came when I cut up 2 large thick rhubarb stalks that I brought back from the allotment, I boiled it up with some water in the pan and over the course of about 1/2 hour simmering, turning off, scraping and poking with a wooden spoon it all come off and ended up as good as new. Sorry i don't have a before picture but you can see the after result.  I always knew that rhubarb cleaned up grubby pans but didn't really think it would work so well on something so burnt!
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Re: Rhubarb and a nice clean pan
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 14:24 »
your so rite MJG rhubarb is one of the best things to clean burnt  pans I can remember my gran using rhubarb for many things from puddings to burnt pans to rhubarb jam and many more but  I fear many of these things that could  be done with rhubarb are unfortunately gone with that generation  :(

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Re: Rhubarb and a nice clean pan
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 19:13 »
great piece of information, especially as I have been known to let a pan boil dry and burn the contents!

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Re: Rhubarb and a nice clean pan
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 21:18 »
Rhubarb contains oxalic acid. Great for cleaning metal  :lol:
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Re: Rhubarb and a nice clean pan
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 00:16 »
My dad used to use windfall apples to clean pans, as well as rhubarb
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Re: Rhubarb and a nice clean pan
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 10:38 »
My gran taught me to use spinach stalks and Brussels sprout stalks.
Does the same with a boil and simmer for an hour.


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