How to Clean a Burnt Pan

Sometimes when we cook and do something else in the same time, accidents happen and the food burns and sticks to the bottom of the pan. This is quite an unpleasant, but a very common situation. At least, it happens very often to me.

Most people usually rub and scrub their burnt utensils for hours, using expensive detergents and other materials. This is extremely unnecessary, as you have all you need in your kitchen cupboard, and all you have to do is to put some thought into your actions. Here are three techniques to clean your burnt pan, which I learned from a professional cleaner.

  • As soon as you throw away or eat what you’ve cooked/burnt, fill in the pan with water and put it back on the stove. Leave the water to start boiling and add a tablespoon of salt to it. Switch off the appliance, leave the pan for an hour and wash it afterwards.
  • The second method is almost the same as the first but instead of putting salt you must put baking soda into the water, and leave it to boil a couple of minutes more. Let the water to cool down, throw away the solution, and rub the burnt food from the pan with the back side of a sponge.
  • The last technique, is also with natural products. Put a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda into the burnt pan, and pour one cup of vinegar over them. The products will start fuzzing, but when they calm down, fill up the pan with water and put it on the stove until it starts boiling. When the water cools down, the cleaning of your pan will be a piece of cake.