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Le Creuset

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by Marshall, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    I have a 20+ year old casserole pan which has recently started to burn and is not easy to clean. I do admit to putting it in the dishwasher:(

    How do I bring it back to normal please?
  2. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Is it chipped or does it have stuff burnt on that you can't get off? A really long soak?
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Something like this?


    I've had one for closer to 30 years and I've washed it in the dishwasher for at least the last 20 years without problem. Le Creuset website reckons it's OK to wash in dishwater so that's unlikely to be reason it's started to burn. Mine has what I like to call a 'patina' inside it - ie it's sort of brownish! But ordinary cleaning in dishwasher gets all food residue out. I usually leave it to soak in cold water for a couple of hours before I wash it (laziness not a specialised cleaning technique!)

    There are various sites online with a range of suggestions for how you could get casserole pans back to new but I wouldn't use any of them. Chemicals and abrasive pot cleaners are likely to do more harm than good IMO. Might get it clean for short while but the damage they do to the surface means it will just get dirty again quicker.

    If determined to clean it safest thing is probably their own cleaner here (sit down before looking at price:))


    I've never tried it.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
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  4. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I contacted them years ago about this, the coati g will naturally wear they used to offer to redo the coating however postage made it priceprohibitivecso its in the he back of the cupboard and I bought a new one now with a lifetime guarantee... can't remember if they replace or re-coat... hmmm
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  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Leave it overnight full of water with a spoonful of laundry detergent mixed in.
    Rub clean with hot water and rinse thoroughly.
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  6. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    Thanks everyone - it's exactly like the one pictured. It also has a patina.

    Going to try the detergent tip and then wash it, oil it and heat the oil high and then just wipe an leave,
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