How to Clean Stubborn Stains From Non-Stick Grill Pans

Non-stick grill pans work well when you want to grill on your stovetop without firing up your entire barbecue. The pans give the same effect and grill lines while allowing you to prepare the foods in your kitchen. When residue accumulates on the grill pans, you are left with stubborn stains that require removal. Use something that does not damage the non-stick coating but remains effective in removing the stains.

Get residue off grill pans with vinegar.

Step 1

Fill the pan with vinegar so all stains are submerged. 

Step 2

Bring the vinegar to a boil on your stove and let boil for five minutes. 

Step 3

Let the grill pan cool for a few minutes, and then wash the pan with soapy dish water.  The stain residue scrubs off easily without damaging the non-stick coating.

Step 4

Rinse the pan with clear water and let air dry. 

Things You Will Need

  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Dish rag

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