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Have a Melting Mess While Cooking? Let’s Learn How to Remove Melted Fabric From Cookware

Lately, I have been having a lot of accidents with melting fabric on my cookware. I became frustrated at the thought of constantly throwing out my good pots and pans and knew there had to be a solution to this dilemma. Therefore, I began doing research to find out how to remove melted fabric from cookware as well as how to repair destroyed pots and pans.

To my surprise, it was not as hard as I imagined. If I would have found the answer to this problem years ago, I would have been able to save a lot of my kitchen items. So, I wanted to share my findings with others in hopes of preventing them from throwing out their nice cookware.

Melted fabric can even become a work of art:

After reading this article, you will officially know:

  • The steps on how to remove melted fabric from cookware
  • What to do with a melted microfiber towel on the stove
  • How to get a burnt cloth off a glass stove top
  • If fiber or plastic is easier to remove from cookware

A blog that I often look at for answers is called World of Pans. The blogger has a very beneficial article about how to get melted plastic off pans in four easy ways. Some of the ways that the writer talks about are “using baking soda, freezing, ironing it out, and using a hair dryer.”


4 Steps on How to Remove Melted Fabric from Cookware

There are various ways on how to remove melted fabric from cookware. However, in this article I am going to go over the method that seemed to work the best for me, which is the freezing method. Below, I will explain more in depth every step that you should follow to successfully remove the melted fabric from your favorite pan by using the freezing technique.

1. Put the pan in the freezer.

The freezer will help harden melted fabric.

Place your pan that has melted fabric on it in the freezer. Let it sit in the freezer for two hours. Once you take it out, the melted fabric should have a hard texture.

2. Find an object that can get the melted fabric off.

These tools will not damage the surface of the kitchen utensils

Look for an object that can get the melted fabric off the pan without causing any harm to the actual pan. This may be a piece of wood or a plastic hammer.

3. Make sure that it is on a flat surface and that you can easily get to where the melted fabric is.

My advice is to remove the melted fabric on the floor, so that you do not mess up your table or kitchen counters. If the melted fabric is on the bottom of the pan, flip the pan over to where the bottom side is turned upwards. The goal is to make sure that you can easily reach the melted fabric and that it is on a flat surface that can withstand force.

4. Using your chosen tool, tap the pan where the melted fabric is located.

Begin using the hammer or piece of wood to tap the pan where the melted fabric is. By tapping it, the melted fabric should start to come off. My recommendation is to not tap too hard, or you may mess up your pan. Be patient with this step, as it may take some time to remove the melted fabric.

Another common problem that people experience is the bottom of their iron burning. If this has happened to you and you are not sure what to do to fix it, take a look at Md. Mridul Kabiraz’s YouTube video. This video offers detailed steps as well as shows you what to do to ensure that you are cleaning the bottom of your burnt iron correctly.

Next, I will go over what to do when your microfiber towel has become melted on the stove.

What to Do with a Melted Microfiber Towel on the Stove

There are a couple different methods that you can try when it comes to a melted microfiber towel on your stove.

My suggestion is to try mixing together a solution that is made up of powdered dish washer detergent and hot water. Pour the mixture over the spot where the microfiber towel is melted and let it sit for a few hours.

If this does not do the trick, try using a hair dryer to blow hot air onto the melted microfiber towel. This will warm it up and allow you to use a putty knife to scrape it off.

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How to Get a Burnt Cloth Off a Glass Stove Top

To begin removing a burnt cloth from a glass stove stop, turn the appropriate burner to a low heat setting. If this is not warm enough, you can adjust the temperature setting as needed. The objective is to melt the burnt cloth while also making it softer. Do not let it get too hot, or you may cause a fire.

After the cloth starts becoming soft, turn the burner completely off. Start wiping the cloth away as quickly as possible. You can use paper towels for this. If that is not strong enough, you may want to consider something harder like a butter knife to get the burnt cloth off. However, do your best not to scratch your stove top.

There will most likely be residue leftover. When this happens, I recommend using vinegar and paper towels to soak the glass stove top. You may have to do this a few times before you see any positive results.

If you also need to know how to remove plastic off a stovetop, check out eHow’s YouTube video. It is a very quick video that provides you with the steps as well as a visual examples of what to do to properly remove the plastic from the top of your stove. I believe that you will find this video beneficial if you have ever experienced this hassle.

After mentioning the stove, this reminds me about a question I recently was curious about, which was how many amps does a gas stove use. If this has sparked your curiosity as well and you would like to learn more about this, head over to my other article that discusses this topic in detail.

What is Easier to Remove from Cookware – Fiber or Plastic?

Melted fiber or plastic are both equally difficult to remove. The difference depends on how bad it is coated on the cookware. To determine how bad the fiber or plastic is melted on the pot or pan, you must try to remove it. If it is not easily separating from the kitchenware, it is most likely coated on there really good.

This is probably not what you want to hear, but as long as you remain calm, determined, and patient, I promise that you will get the fiber or plastic off any surface. Soak it or heat it up and begin scraping. Although it may take a few tries before you see any progress, it is worth not throwing out your dearest cookware.

If you have not gotten your hands on a magical FoodSaver device, you are missing out! This product is incredible for saving and storing food to eat at a later time. I recently wrote an article on how to clean a FoodSaver, which I believe is valuable to anyone who has purchased this item. Seeing that you are already learning how to clean and remove melted fabric from your cookware, you should also take the time to learn how to clean your FoodSaver here.

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I hope this article helped you learn how to remove melted fabric from cookware. Since this is an accident that occurs often while cooking, it is very important that you know and understand how to properly do this. As time-consuming as this obstacle may seem, it is better to try to get rid of the melted fabric yourself instead of continuously throwing out your favorite cookware. Once you have become aware of this issue and how to successfully fix it, nothing will be able to stop you in the kitchen!

Cindy Becker

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