|Britcheflee said: (quoted from post at 21:20:00 01/07/13) I have collected about 20 saute pans which were on the way to the dumpster - I was going to take them to recycling as they are aluminium - however when I got them home I realized they are only dirty and need a clean - the stuff on them is burnt on grease and oil from years of use - the backs are really bad with that shiny brown glaze - the insides are bad but the bottoms are not so dirty - I tried a wire brush first - nothing, wire brush on drill, nothing, round grinder, just clogged it with goop, I have a pint of Berrymans cleaning stuff inside it and going to let it soak overnight - I am thinking that if I can get them back to shiny new I could actually sell them for more than recycle - also made me wonder if there might be a market for restaurants where I go and clean the pans back to new for them - do you think sandblasting would work? Any other cleaner you think might get that stuff off?|
Sounds like a good job for the bead blaster to me. Or some agressive polishing compound and a HD buffer. Lye based oven cleaner and aluminum cookware do not play well together. It may remove the grease but you will not like the surface it leaves behind.
TOH This post was edited by TheOldHokie at 06:32:01 01/08/13 2 times.