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How to remove a melted plastic grocery bag from a roaster

skatersaunt | Dec 26, 202007:58 PM     25

I read a discussion about this concern several years ago and I'm wondering if anything has changed and if anyone has updated info. My husband and I melted a plastic grocery bag in our roaster. We removed the roaster from the oven allowed it to dry and cool while we aired out our house. We forgot about the problem but were recently reminded that we still need to see if anyone can recommend a way remove the melted plastic. Our roaster is aluminum but, the one in the article read was stainless steel if that makes any difference. I love my roaster and I'm hoping to rescue it. The article said to put about 3" of water in the roaster, add some Cream of Tartar (or Baking Soda) and let it heat. It didn't say how long to let it heat or how much Cream of Tartar (or Baking Soda) should be added. Another article said to use nail polish remover. I think nail polish remover might not be good to use on a food surface and could ruin the pan for cooking. It would be helpful if someone who successfully removed the melted on plastic from their pan could share how much Cream of Tartar (or Baking Soda) needs to be added to the water. AND, if you saw and tried the nail polish remover method, how did that work? Thanks everyone

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