5 Steps To Cleaning Burnt Pots or Pans

Were you busy and distracted while cooking? Have a failed dinner and black, crusted pots on your hands? We’ve got you! Honestly, even if you’re careful, it can still be easy for a pan to cake over with burnt crusts over time just from the amount of use. Soaking it in warm soapy water for a while doesn’t really cut it sometimes, and properly cleaning burnt pans is important to the shelf life of your kitchenware and your health! For a wide variety of stains from the absent-minded burns to the long-use stains, here’s our 5 step plan to reinvigorating your pots so that they’ll look as good as new.

1.Β  Bring to a boil 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar in your pot or pan

Once it’s reached roiling boil, take it off the heat.


2. Slowly add 1/2 cup of baking soda

As it hits the vinegar, it will make a fizzing sound. This is the chemical reaction doing it’s work!


3. Give it a stir and discard the liquid

Make sure to strain out any stray bits from the liquid to prevent clogging in your sink drain.

4. Scrub away!

Use a soft brush and not those steel brushes as they take the coating off the pans.Β The black mess should come off relatively easily.

5. For the ultimately resistant bits, add a small amount of water and baking soda and mix it into a paste

Scrub persistently on the tricky spots until the burn stains disappear in the face of your remarkable perseverance.Β Give it a rinse and you’re good to go!


If you follow this 5 step process, your burnt pot or pan should look brand spanking new! If this seems like too much to do yourself, our certified housecleaners can help you out and this includes cleaning burn pots! Use our code BLOG10 to get $10 off on your first housecleaning with us at AskforTask!

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