How to Get Glue Off a Non-Stick Pan

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Things You'll Need

  • Hot water

  • White distilled vinegar

  • Wash cloth or wash rag

Product labels leaving a gooey mess on your new nonstick pan? Children making art projects out of your pots and pans, leaving glue stuck on? Not a problem. Just use a little white distilled vinegar on your sticky situation to make cleaning even easier. This household product is a basic cure-all for many cleaning needs, and it is an environmentally friendly way to clean nonstick pans of all sizes.


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Step 1

Run hot water in a sink for a minute or two. The water should be really hot. Fill up the pan with the hot water, then turn off the water. Let the pan soak in the hot water for about 10 to 15 minutes.


Step 2

Try to remove the glue by applying pressure to it with the wash cloth. It should start to scrape off or come off all at once.


Step 3

If soaking the pan in hot water did not remove the glue, then drain the sink of the water. Soak the wash cloth in the vinegar.


Step 4

Cover the glue spot on the pan with the vinegar-soaked wash cloth. Make sure the cloth touches the glue directly.


Step 5

Leave the vinegar cloth on the glue spot for about 12 hours. After sitting for a day, the glue spot should slide right off the pan.


The longer you let the pan soak in the hot water or in the vinegar, the easier it will be to remove the glue from the pan.


Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot water.