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Melted nylon/plastic on my Le Creuset skillet

derrelicte | Jan 6, 201108:30 AM

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!

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