To clean stubborn food particles from Circulon pans, use a mild detergent, vinegar and water. Use a soft nylon bristle brush or sponge for scrubbing. Nonstick pans can be difficult to clean, so if the first attempt doesn't work, boil a mixture of vinegar and water in the pan.
- Begin with a mild detergent and a nylon bristle brush
Wash the pan with a mild liquid detergent, such as Dawn. Use warm to hot water and a generous amount of soap to break down any grease. A nylon scrub brush gives leverage and makes stubborn spots easier to clean without scratching the nonstick surface.
- Heat vinegar and water in the pan for especially stubborn spots
If any residue lingers, place 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar into the pan. Bring this mixture to a boil over medium-high heat for five to 10 minutes, and allow it to cool completely. Pour the vinegar and water down the drain.
- Rinse well and wash the pan a second time
Rinse the pan in hot soapy water, and use the scrub brush to clean away any remaining food particles. If residue remains after scrubbing, repeat the vinegar/water cleaning step until the pan is clean.