How to Get Rock Candy Out of Your Pans


Homemade rock candy can be a fun project with delicious results, but sometimes the candy can stick to your pots and pans. This can be caused by cooking the candy to the wrong temperature, or letting it sit for too long before pouring it out for cooling. As the candy cools and hardens, it may seem like it will ruin the pan. Fortunately, rock candy is made of simple ingredients and is easy to remove from a pan.

  • Fill your rock candy coated-pan with hot water bring it to a boil.

  • Stir the water regularly, but don't try to scrape out the candy. Let the water boil for 5 to 10 minutes before turning off the heat and carefully dumping out the water. Let the pan cool for 5 to 10 minutes before proceeding.

  • Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until all of the rock candy has dissolved and been removed from the pan. As the water gets hotter, more sugar will dissolve into the water. Repeat the boiling process until all of the sugar has been dissolved and dumped out.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not try to scrape the candy out of your pan. This can damage the metal or any coatings on the pan.
  • Boiling water can cause serious burns. Use caution during this process.

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