6 ways to clean a burnt pan without much effort
You must have lived through this situation: you start to smell a burn and wonder if anyone in the neighborhood has accidentally forgotten a pan in the fire …
Until, suddenly, you realize that the one who forgot the pan in the fire was you and that it is your kitchen that is at risk of going through the air.
There it is that rush to turn off the fire, open the windows and put the pot outside until smoke stops.
When things are calmer and the pan has cooled, you will realize that in addition to losing the food, you will have a work to wash the pan, because it has the whole bottom burned.
But calm down! Before throwing your pan away, experience these 6 tricks to clean easily burned pans and lessen your injury.
Cover the bottom of the pan with water and put some detergent. Bring the pan to the heat and allow to boil. With the pan cool, rub the burnt bottom with a steel brush or straw.
2. Water and salt
If the damage is not too great, you can try cleaning it with salt and water. First, take out all the rest of the food possible. Wash with warm water, detergent and sponge.
Then cover the bottom with hot water and combine two tablespoons of salt. Wait at least 15 minutes and scrub the pan with steel brush and straw.
If there are still remnants of the burnt, add more water and salt and boil. Wait cool before rubbing again.
3. White vinegar
Cover the burnt portion with white vinegar and boil for about 5 minutes. Wait to cool and rub with a sponge. This trick is especially recommended for stainless steel cookware.
4. Tomato Sauce
It sounds crazy, but the tomato sauce is a good agent to remove burned sugar remains from the bottom of the pan.
First, pour water into the pan until it covers the burned part. Then add two tablespoons of tomato sauce and boil the pan. The burn-out should come loose during boiling.
5. Sodium bicarbonate
Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the pan and add a tablespoon of water. Let it boil for 5 minutes, remove the mixture and allow to cool to clean.
The baking soda method is not recommended for aluminum and Teflon coated cookware as it may damage the material.
6. Sanitary water
If nothing of what you did before has advanced, we will resort to a heavier method. Cover the burnt bottom with water and add bleach. Put the pot to a boil for 5 minutes.
Open the windows well and try not to inhale the vapors of this mixture, as they are toxic. When the pot cools, protect the hands with latex gloves and rub the pan with a sponge.
These tricks can help you clean a burnt pan, but depending on the material it is made of, the result may be a pan damaged by the abrasiveness of the products. So, only resort to the more aggressive methods if the options are to risk cleaning or throw the pot outside, combined?
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