Cleaning Melted Cheese: How To Remove Stuck-On Cheese

By: Mrs. Mathis

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When removing melted-on cheese, you are dealing with two separate issues. On the one hand, cleaning up melted cheese that has burned on can involved a lot of soaking because cheese is a protein. On the other hand, even when you think you are finished cleaning melted cheese off something, you may still have to deal with a nasty grease spot.

Also, asking how to remove melted cheese is not the same as asking how to remove stuck-on cheese. At any rate, I do have some suggestions that should cover all cheese issues, including removing stuck-on cheese.

How To Remove Melted Cheese From Fabric

Removing stuck-on cheese or cleaning up melted cheese from clothing is a two step process. First, carefully peel the cooled cheese from the item. Then pre-treat it with a laundry pre-treater designed for grease and protein stains and wash as usual.

If you cannot wash the item in question, you may find success in sprinkling the spot heavily with baby powder, shaking it around until it sifts through the fibers, and brushing the powder away.

How To Remove Stuck On Cheese From Pots and Pans

When removing stuck on cheese from cookware, it is important that you keep in mind what type of item you are working with. I am assuming that we are not worried about cleaning up melted cheese on a non-stick surface, since that is not supposed to happen.

So, fill the pot or pan in question about halfway full of hot water and put it on the stove on high heat. As the bubbles form and burst on the surface, they should loosen the cheese and allow it to float to the top.

After a few minutes boiling, remove the pot from the heat and use a spatula to carefully scrape the bottom of the pan to remove the rest of the cheese. Then wash the pan as usual.

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