How To Clean Burnt Pots and Pans: This Magic Mixture Cleans Them In Seconds

by John Griffith

Every homeowner, no matter how experienced, can find themselves in an unpleasant situation. It happens from time to time that food on the stove gets forgotten. However, not only is the meal a goner, the pot also looks like it’s for the trash. Forgetting the pot on the stove can leave serious burnt residue and cause discoloration. However, don’t let this bother you. It happens even to the best of us. Instead of blaming yourself, it’s time to learn how to deal with the problem. While there are plenty of products on the market that offer to solve this problem, they can only clean it to an extent. They cannot tackle all 100% of it. However, today we will show you how to clean burnt pots in seconds with this homemade magic cleaner.

Forgetting the pot on the stove can leave serious burnt residue and cause discoloration

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How To Clean Burnt Pots

It doesn’t matter what type of food had stuck to the bottom of the pot, these mixtures will take care of it. They will remove any types of debris in a second, leaving you with a nice, clean pot with no sight of burnt food. With these methods, you won’t have to worry about accidentally leaving food on the stove for too long. While it’s best to avoid the situation overall, there are three main methods you can try here:

Burnt pots and pans don’t have to be tough to deal with, just try these methods

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Baking Powder

Pour some water into the burnt pot. Afterwards, you pour one packet of baking powder into the water. Not baking soda, baking powder. Mix well. Put the mixture on the stove and bring the water to a boil. You should be able to start seeing the burnt pieces start to slowly remove themselves from the pot and float. If they seem to be persistent, ass in some drops of dishwashing detergent and mix. Wash the pots and everything should be as good as new.

Baking powder and water can be a strong mixture that gets the burnt food out in seconds

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Apple Cider Vinegar

If the baking powder doesn’t work as effectively as you want it to, there is another mixture that will leave you without words. All you need to do is mix together two cups of water, three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of baking soda. The soda substance will react with the vinegar and start to form bubbles. This will help loosen any burnt film and debris on the pots and pans. Mix well. Pour the mixture into the burnt pot and put it onto the stove top. Then bring it to a boil. After the mixture has boiled for a bit, pour it into the sink. Take some baking soda and  sprinkle the pot generously. Start rubbing onto the burnt parts with the rougher side of the dish sponge. The burnt remains will disappear as if with magic.

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda are a classic cleaning duo

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Dish Soap

This one is simple. Just fill up the pot with warm water until the burnt part is covered. Add in around four to five drops of ordinary dishwashing detergent. Mix everything well, so the dish soap can reach everything. Put the pot on the stove top and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture boil for around ten to fifteen minutes. This will help the mixture to free all the burnt pieces from the bottom of the pot. After that, turn off the heat, or remove it from the stove top and let it sit for around twenty minutes. Throw away the mixture and start to clean the pan with a sponge, some dish soap and warm water. This will ensure even the smallest of pieces have gone.

Using dish soap in this creative way can make cleaning much easier and faster

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These tips and tricks on how to clean burnt pots will help save you a lot of money. You won’t be throwing your money on expensive detergents. They will also save you time. This is because you won’t be spending all your free time scrubbing away. You can now restore the beautiful shine to your favorite pots and pans.

These tips and tricks on how to clean burnt pots will help save you time and money

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.