[Sca-cooks] Cleaning metal

euriol euriol at ptd.net
Wed Sep 17 09:31:42 PDT 2008

One of the things I've done in the past to clean heavily burnt on food on
my camp stove and some other pans is to place them in a black plastic
garbage bag, spray liberally with oven cleaner, close up bag and come back
the next day.

Also on my gas stove top, I used the Magic Eraser with great success to get
it looking like new again.


On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:24:51 -0700,  wrote:
> Um, yeah.  I just moved into a new house which is blissfully ant-free, 
> I'm not all that keen to try this method. 
> I would like a pointer to the one with the battery charger however.
> Selene
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Saint Phlip" <phlip at 99main.com>
>> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:33 AM
>> Subject: [Sca-cooks] Cleaning metal
>>> After the discussion we had here recently about cleaning up cast iron
>>> and other steel objects, some of my mundane smithing friends started
>>> discussing another technique which should work well for those of you
>>> nervous about playing with the electrolysis method (battery charger)
>>> and who aren't in a hurry.
>>> Basicly, you take a bucket, and you fill it with 1 molasses to 10
>>> water, and let the metal soak in that for a couple of weeks.
>>> Apparently, it cleans the metal up well, and at the end of the time,
>>> all you need is some minor scrubbing to finish it up.
>>> Now, I've never used this method, so I can't swear to it from personal
>>> experience, but several of the guys I respect most on that particular
>>> List swore by it. I figure it's certainly work a try, and will likely
>>> be trying it on a project of mine in the next month or so. 
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