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.Continue Reading
Scrape out and discard as much of the food stuck in the pan as possible.
If the water level in the bottom of the pot is very low, add a little more water to the pot.
Pour the white vinegar into the pot, and stir to combine the liquids.
Bring the pot to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat.
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.
After soaking, pour the liquid out of the pot. Rinse out the pot with warm water.
If any staining remains, scour it with a sprinkling of baking soda. Wash the pot as usual.