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Cleaning Magnalite

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David Burns:
Hi All,

When cleaning out my mother-in-law's house we found this Magnalite roaster. I love the light weight, the deco style, and the way the lid fits with a precision thunk!

I looked here and elsewhere for ideas on how to clean the brown burned-on residue and nothing really helped.

Then I hit on using a paint stripper. I used Strypeeze and plastic tools. Other products should work too but don't use a methylene chloride stripper.

After about 5 sessions with stripper I did a few passes with Mother's.

It's far from instantaneous but I'm pleased with how the roaster came out. I posted a video of the process at https://youtu.be/F9xPxGibFU4.

Lee Bowen:
Kinda sorta looks like it just came out of the box, only better. Good job. Are you going to use it or just put it on a shelf and look at it?  Either way, it looks great. Welcome to WAGS. [smiley=welcome2.gif]

David Burns:
Thanks Lee,

I do want to cook in it. I could use some tips on the best uses for these, taking advantage of the conductivity of the aluminum. They seem to still be popular in Cajun cooking, so maybe a jambalaya.

Duke Gilleland:
See a LOT of the Magnalite knock offs for sale over in East Texas.
Cajun influence strong over there and shows in the grocery stores as well.

Dwayne Henson:
Got that looking great!

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