cleaning a broiler pan

cleaning a broiler pan

Postby mobetsy » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:52 am

I remembered why I don't broil very often: the pan is such a PITB to clean! Anyone have any great before, during, or after-broiling tips to make it easier?

I spray both the drip pan and underneath pan with Pam; in some ways that seems to make it worse, as the Pam bakes on and gets sort of sticky. I've tried covering the drip pan with foil and slicing into the slots, which helps some but is also time-consuming.
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Postby wanda » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:59 am

I hate using mine, too. Best solution I've found is granular dishwasher powder. Wet the pan, sprinkle it on, and let it sit. Most of the gunk scrubs right off and the rest will with either more granules or baking soda.

I have no idea if the liquid stuff works or not, as I've not used my broiler pan in ages. I now have a nonstick roasting pan, so don't even use the bottom part for anything.
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Postby Tina » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:56 pm

I always put some water in the drip pan.

The best thing I've used for baked on stuff is baking soda mixed with water to make a paste. Let it sit for about 1/2 hour.
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Postby RhondaS » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:35 am

The best way I've found to clean mine is an SOS pad. I use my pan frequently, but it is a pain to clean. I'll even admit that the outer edges have gunk left on it that I just can not get off. But the part I put the meat on is clean, so that's good enough for me.
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Postby TinaMarie » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:09 pm

I usually let mine soak for a while and then take sos pad to it.
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Postby mobetsy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:18 pm

Thanks for the ideas. I grew up with SOS pads, but I don't know that I have any around now; maybe I should just bite the bullet and get some. And I will try the other tips too. It's so easy to broil, but not when clean up takes so long!
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