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Melted nylon/plastic on my Le Creuset skillet

I boiled baking soda one more time and left it on a little longer and used bamboo skewers to chip the plastic off! Guess I wasn't patient enough last time. Thanks for all the help everyone!

Jan 06, 2011
derrelicte in Cookware

Melted nylon/plastic on my Le Creuset skillet

If it helps, the turner is a nylon Cuisinart one...similar to this

http://www.cuisinart.com/products/kit...

I'll see if I can dig something up that would have enough of an edge to scrape the plastic. I'm guessing a wooden handle is a bit too blunt. Thanks for the tips.

edit -- Also, I'm definitely getting wooden utensils after this.

Jan 06, 2011
derrelicte in Cookware

Melted nylon/plastic on my Le Creuset skillet

I feel like there'd be a huge danger in chipping the enamel by doing that. Can anyone confirm this is safe?

Jan 06, 2011
derrelicte in Cookware

Melted nylon/plastic on my Le Creuset skillet

I tried the main solution they suggested (baking soda simmer) and it didn't seem to be able to get the plastic off.

Jan 06, 2011
derrelicte in Cookware

Melted nylon/plastic on my Le Creuset skillet

Ahh, help...I was cooking with my skillet and it for sure was too hot since the plastic/nylon turner I was using seemed to leave some melted residue on it, and I have no idea how to get it off. I've already tried freezing it and chipping away at it with a wooden handle and boiling a water+baking soda solution on it, but neither of those seemed to do anything (other than completely strip the patina I had built up on it). I've been looking around at this site and the internet but haven't been able to find anything directly relevant. I've seen suggestions on using bleach or nail polish remover -- is there any chance that this could ruin the enameling on the skillet? Along the same vein, I've seen people recommend putting the skillet in the oven and turning up the heat so that the plastic burns off. How hot does it need to be? How hot can I get before the enamel starts to melt?

I've already tried contacting Le Creuset about it but their solution was to 'buy another one' albeit at a 'reduced price'...not really a solution.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!

Jan 06, 2011
derrelicte in Cookware