How Do I Clean a Scorched Pan?

How Do I Clean a Scorched Pan?

Apartment Therapy recommends a simple method for cleaning scorched pans and burnt pots. The only materials you need are 1 cup of water, 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a sponge or plastic pot scrubber.

  1. Scrape all of the burned food out of the scorched pan

    Scrape out and discard as much of the food stuck in the pan as possible.

  2. Pour the water into the burnt pot

    If the water level in the bottom of the pot is very low, add a little more water to the pot.

  3. Add the white vinegar

    Pour the white vinegar into the pot, and stir to combine the liquids.

  4. Bring the liquid to a boil

    Bring the pot to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat.

  5. Add the baking soda to the liquid in the pot

    The baking soda causes the mixture of white vinegar and water to start fizzing. Allow the burnt pot to soak off the heat for several minutes.

  6. Empty the pot

    After soaking, pour the liquid out of the pot. Rinse out the pot with warm water.

  7. Wipe out the pot

    If any staining remains, scour it with a sprinkling of baking soda. Wash the pot as usual.