Sep 102016
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This article showed up in my email and I thought it was worth sharing. I think anyone who cooks has burnt a pan or two over the years.
Here’s the link to the article @ Apatrtment Therapy. I don’t live in an apartment, but since I’m moving to a house that’s only about 800 sq. ft., I subscribed to this because they have all kinds of information for living in a smaller place.


What You Need:
1 cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons of baking soda
1 cup of water (give or take depending on the size of your pan)
A burnt stainless steel pan that was left empty and unattended on a heated hot plate. oops!.
A scourer, because I can’t find any way to avoid it entirely

1. Fill the bottom of the pan with a layer of water.

2. Add the vinegar.

3. Bring the pan to the boil. It should be looking a bit cleaner already.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Expect fizz!

5. Empty the pan and scour as normal; if necessary add an extra bit of dry baking soda.

6. If there are any super stubborn marks that don’t come off with scouring, make a paste of baking soda and a couple of drops of water. Leave the paste on the marks for a while and return to clean as normal.

7. Ta-da! Now you can put your feet up and enjoy the many hours you saved yourself standing over the sink.

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 Posted by at 12:14 PM

  10 Responses to “How To Clean Burnt Pots & Scorched Pans”

  1. Great share! Thanks

  2. SoftScrub works for me! I always seem to be cleaning stuff off of pans.

    best… mae at

  3. I use baking soda occasionally, but when that doesn’t do the job, doing this vinegar & soda combination might be the answer. Thanks

  4. Thanks for the tip!

  5. That’s a great idea! I need to print this tip.

  6. Great tip, thanks. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  7. Handy tip! Thanks for sharing

  8. Great tip! I wonder if this would take off lime deposits from the bottom of some of pans.

  9. Very helpful, indeed – thanks!

  10. How helpful. This only happened once and I tossed the pan — who knew?

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