4 Easy Ways to Remove Burned-On Food from Your Pots & Pans

Trying to clean baked on food off of pots and pans can be very frustrating and a lot of work. Fortunately, there are a few easy recipes and tips to make it easier!

4 Easy Ways to Remove Burned-On Food from Your Pots & Pans

Here are some tried-and-true methods for removing burnt food off pots and pans of all types, even stainless steel and copper.

Baking Soda Method

Baking Soda Method

1. Fill the pot or pan with about 2-3 inches of water and add 1/4 cup baking soda.

2. Heat until boiling, simmer for 15 min.

3. Turn off heat and let sit for 30 min.

4. Wash pot/pan as normal.

Baking Soda + Vinegar Method

Baking Soda + Vinegar Method

1. Fill the bottom of pot or pan with a layer of water.

2. Add 1 cup vinegar.

3. Bring to boil.

4. Remove the pot/pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Expect fizz!

5. Empty pot/pan and scour as normal.

Alka-Seltzer Method

Alka Seltzer Method

Cover pot or pan with hot water and drop into it 5 alka-seltzer tablets. Let sit for 1 hour before washing as normal.

Dryer Sheet Method

Clean a Pan with A Dryer Sheetvia Wikidee

Yup, you read that right, a dryer sheet. The product typically used for laundry can actually be used in the kitchen as well. Place a dryer sheet in the bottom of a dirty pot or pan, fill with warm water, and let sit in the sink overnight. The pot/pan will be easier to clean in the morning.

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