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Can a detergent help in cleaning a pot that has been burned?

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Detergent can help in cleaning a pot that has been burned. Add dishwashing detergent and boiling water to the pot to remove burnt-on food and burn marks.

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Can a detergent help in cleaning a pot that has been burned?
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Leave the mixture of hot water and dishwashing detergent to soak in the pan for an hour or more, or even overnight. Then wash the pot with a good quality dish detergent according to the directions on the label. To remove remaining stains, apply a thick paste of baking soda and cold water, and let sit for several hours, then wipe off. Never use steel wool and wire scourers to clean stainless steel pots.

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