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  1. Rgarner

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    Yeah, they're really bad. I guess they've been neglected for a long time. I tried baking soda plus dish detergent, which helped a little. Then I decided to go for the big game with ammonia inside a plastic gallon bag, tightly sealed and left for almost 24 hours. It did somewhat better but still not enough. What should I use next?
     

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    Degreaser, spray it on and leave the item outside to ventilate. Youll get dizzy spraying it inside and breathing it in. It is toxic. Be careful not to get it on your skin either. It will bubble and melt your skin.
     
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    I've heard of using oven spray on them and then baking them. Can't say if it works or not. I've never tried the procedure. I hate my glass top range but not hassling with protecting or cleaning those pans is a perk.

    Years ago I made soft pretzels. Part of the process is to dip the pretzels in a lye solution prior to baking. I used a very old stained pot for the lye solution. When I was done with the pretzels I poured the solution down the sink. To my amazement, the solution brought my old stained pot back to looking just off the shelf. I have no idea if something that toxic might harm the original finish on your drip pans. Serious R&D prior to such extreme measures would be in order.
     
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    Where would I get lye? How much does it cost? I suppose it would be for outdoor use only, with gloves and face mask. Probably I would try almost anything else first.
     
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    Not kidding.. Carburetor cleaner.. It works on sticky, greasy engines and carburetors, including that thick, tacky, yellow junk left by ethanol (which is inherently made with corn oil..). I bet that and a steel/copper wool will surprise ya..
     
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