Remove Sticker Glue from Steel Pots

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This worked for me when scrubbing for hours wouldn't!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (maybe other oils will work but don't rate it on other ones if it doesn't work!)
  • 1 pot with annoying glue


  1. Rub canola oil onto problem spot.
  2. Leave 5 minutes.
  3. Rub off with fingers/sponge/etc.
  4. Feel relived!
Most Helpful

WOW! Okay, I had an old label from 30 years ago baked on my cup cake pan. I soaked it with the vegetable oil for the required time. With very little effort I was able to scrape it off with my fingernail. I am very impressed! So now I feel invincible against any future sticker glue! Bring it on! Thank you Ummbinat for posting this! No more will I have to listen to the words from my DH about how he cannot believe I didn't take the stickers off of new steel items. BTW: It works on glassware too! Made for Veg 'N Swap tag 37.

AcadiaTwo August 05, 2011

I love these safe, simple solutions to household problems! If the glue is really dried on, it may take longer than 5 minutes, but the result is well worth it! Thanks for posting!

Chocolatl January 02, 2011

A tried and true method! But don't waste your good culinary-grade oil-- this calls for 99 cent-store canola.

the80srule June 29, 2010