June 20, 2023
Cooking a meal can go from being a relaxing or routine task to a cleaning project requiring extra elbow grease. It could be a direct result of the ingredients you use or a simple error on your part that leaves you with a burnt pot or pan. Either way, there are various ways to clean your favorite cookware and bring back its original shine.
How to Clean a Burnt Pot or Pan
Burnt food can be challenging to remove, but it is still possible. In fact, basic ingredients and items and easy cleaning techniques can revive your burnt pot. Here are a few methods to help clean stubborn pots and pans.
Baking Soda and White Vinegar Method
The acidity in white vinegar makes it a good cleaning agent, as it breaks down grease, dirt, and grime effectively. Baking soda is a mild alkali that also dissolves organic compounds. When combined together, these kitchen staples can produce incredible results.
To clean your burnt pot with baking soda and white vinegar, fill the pot with equal parts vinegar and water, then bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for a minute before removing the pot from the stove. Pour the vinegar and water mixture down the sink and add one tablespoon of baking soda to the empty pot. Scrub the bottom of the pot with a scouring pad to remove any remaining marks. Rinse the pot and dry.
Dryer Sheet Method
Using a dryer sheet to get rid of stubborn stuck-on burnt food from pots and pans is a simple yet effective method. All you need to do is fill the pot or pan with water and soap, lay the dryer sheet in the mixture and allow it to soak for an hour — or overnight, for tougher jobs. The dryer sheet will dissolve the burnt food crust, leaving you to rinse or wipe the pot for a clean finish.
Cream of Tartar Method
As a byproduct of the wine-making process, cream of tartar is slightly acidic and abrasive, making it a good cleaning agent. Mix a tablespoon of this powder with a cup of water in the affected pot and bring it to a boil. Remove the pot from the stove and allow the water to cool. Once that is done, give the pot a good scrub and revive its shine.
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