Cleaning aluminum pots especially, baked on grease, burnt on
grease and the carbon stains under the pot is tough until
now. Magnalite pots are popular and baked on grease is the biggest
cleaning complaint. You can't use an oven
cleaner such as Easy Off because it's so caustic to the aluminum.
Well good news my friends, I've found two products that are
advertised to clean aluminum pots of baked on grease and oil, and,
remove the carbon stains on the bottom.
One product is Carbon-Off
and the other is
Each of these products (to my knowledge) are sold only at
restaurant supply houses. You can also find them at a few select
websites. I'll be looking elsewhere to see if I can
find them. The spray can was $14.00.
Here is one of my pathetic examples of baked on grease... this is
an old hammered aluminum pot. This pot
hasn't been cleaned in over 15 years. I used the Carbon-Off product
because that's the only one I could find in Lafayette, LA.
I had to coat this one a few times just to get off what I got
off. You can still see I have a little more to do. (I did one side
and spun it around for the picture)
Read the instructions carefully, this stuff is just as dangerous
as any oven cleaner.
You can also use this on stove-top parts, just read the
manufacturers directions and cautions before using.
Hope this helped...