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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:05 PM

I have been buying a carbon soak concentrate solution to clean buildup (burned oil and dough) on steel bakers' strap pans.  The label shows the main active ingredient is sodium hydroxide ...same active ingredient in drano (or drain cleaners).

 

Can I use a drano solution to clean our straps in lieu of the carbon soak solution?  thanks,



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:26 PM

I have been buying a carbon soak concentrate solution to clean buildup (burned oil and dough) on steel bakers' strap pans.  The label shows the main active ingredient is sodium hydroxide ...same active ingredient in drano (or drain cleaners).

 

Can I use a drano solution to clean our straps in lieu of the carbon soak solution?  thanks,

 

I would really not suggest doing that. I assume the carbon soak solution has instructions to ensure you use this at the proper ratio for pan cleaning and chemical removal. Aside from not knowing what the inactive ingredients in Drano are, it probably shouldn't be used for food contact surfaces, and wouldn't have instructions on how to prepare such a solution for your pans.


Edited by QAGB, 10 February 2020 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 10:05 PM

Why not use oven cleaner? It's sodium hydroxide.

 

https://www.easyoff....ee-oven-cleaner



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 10:27 PM

Drano should not be used on pans.

 

Diversey makes a great product called Pan Clean, comes in an RTD bottle, just need to hook a hose up to it, spray it on and let stand a minute or so.

 

Years ago I worked with Johnson-Diversey so I am assuming that today's Diversey still has this nifty product.


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