DIY Cleaning: Burnt Pots and Pans
I love cooking, but hate CLEANING (sorry Monica, I'm taking Rachel's side on this one), especially after I've burned my pots and/or pans. Now, maybe I'm just a clumsy cook...maybe I'm a culinary genius who throws caution to the wind and magically ends up accidentally burning things...who knows! But what I do know is that I needed a solution...
SO after research and trying several different recipes, I've found the best DIY cleaning hack for getting those tough burns off without effort!
- 1 cup of white 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 (whoopsies)
- A scouring pad because not everything in life can be 100% eco-friendly
- Place the pan on the stovetop and fill the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of water.
- Add the vinegar.
- Bring the pan to a boil. (It should be looking a bit cleaner already.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Expect fizz!
- Empty the pan and scour with your scouring tool; if necessary, you can add an extra bit of dry baking soda.
**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.**
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