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Does anyone know how to get melted crayon out of my sauce pan?

My daughter and her friend decided to make candles and now I can't get the wax out of it. Any suggestions?

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sammiesmom2000

Asked by sammiesmom2000 at 8:16 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • heat it back up and wipe,wipe wipe. WD40 might work on the residue. You may have to chuck this one in the garbage.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:19 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • you could try putting some flame to it and when it gets hot dumping it
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:19 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Heat it back up on low heat,it should come right out when you wipe it out while its still warm.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 8:21 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • hahahahaha! sorry, it might not be funny to you yet :)
    if it won't scrape off then I'd say heating it up sounds like your best bet
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 8:22 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • oh, and you could try goo gone
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 8:23 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Thanks everyone, I will try heating it back up and see if I can get clean that way.
    sammiesmom2000

    Comment by sammiesmom2000 (original poster) at 8:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • I decided one day to make multi colored crayons with all my kids old broken pieces. I used my muffin pan, I lined the cups with muffin wrappers. Well the wax melted thrue the cups and into my pan. I used scaling hot water and a lil bit of soap in each cup. Then with a spoon I moved the edges of the wax till it came up. I needed a scrubber for the residue left behind. To make sure I got it all I felt around each cup to make sure clean. Hope this helps.
    everydaymom1220

    Answer by everydaymom1220 at 8:29 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • You can also use baking soda. It is a very gentle abrasive so it should not damage the pan.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:48 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • if heating doesn't work try freezing and chipping it out. Partylite says to do that with candle holders maybe it would work on pans?
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 10:22 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

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