How To Clean Burnt Pots and Pans Featured

Today I am sharing a cleaning trick with you that I had to learn out of pure desperation.  I’m going to share how to clean burnt pots and pans the natural way so maybe you won’t have to throw your pans away.  I have thrown a few old pots out in the past, but this has been my favorite one for years, so I had to try and save it!

Here is how it happened…the burning of the pot that is.  Sunday there was a chili cookoff.  Matt and I were both putting our own chili entries in the contest.  He was making his yummy chili, and I was making my Crock Pot White Chicken Chili.  Mine was doing its thing in the crock pot, but his needed to be heated up.  He was going over early to get us a seat, so I said I would warm it up and bring it with me.  Well, I turned the burner on low and went to start getting my hair ready.  I was gone less than two minutes, but walked back into the kitchen and could immediately tell something burning…it was Matt’s chili.  My heart sunk.  Burning my own chili would have been disappointing, but burning his was just awful.  I tried to pour it out of the pot into a bowl without getting any of the burnt bits, but his chili still had a faint burnt smell…I started to cry.  I called him to give him the news, and he said it wasn’t a big deal, just come on over and enjoy the game.  So, I walked away from it.  I literally left it sitting there and walked away.  I had ruined Matt’s chili and my favorite pot…nothing could be done.  I took my chili and went to watch the game with our friends and endured the little bit of teasing about sabotaging Matt’s chili and had a great time.  I even ended up winning the Chili Cookoff!  I pinkie promise I did not intentionally sabotage Matt’s chili.  Next year, he gets to go it alone and I’ll keep mine out ;)

How to clean cooked on burnt food off of a pot or pan

 The next morning, I was going to just throw the entire thing in the trash, but decided to try a tip that I had read about years ago.  I love cleaning with baking soda and vinegar, so I decided to give it a try.

Use Vinegar and Baking Soday to Clean Burnt Pans

 I started by adding one cup of hot water and one cup of vinegar to the pot, then I let it come to a rolling boil.

Clean Your Burnt Pans and Pots with Baking Soda and Vinegar

 Once the vinegar and water mixture was boiling, I added 3 tablespoons of baking soda.  It started fizzing a ton, which from past experience has meant it was doing it’s job and loosening up all of the burnt on bits of chili.

How to get your pots and pans clean

Once the fizzing stopped, I poured the icky leftovers out and added a little hot water and dish liquid to my pot and gave it a gentle scrub.  Then I rinsed it with hot water and dried it with a clean towel.

The natural way to clean burnt on food off of your pots and pans

 And now my favorite pot is all clean!  I can’t believe how clean it is..I actually don’t think it has been this clean since it was brand new!

Clean the burnt on food off of your pots and pans the easy way

  یک لیوان آب گرم را با یک لیوان سرکه در قابلمه سوخته میریزیم و روی گاز گذاشته تا به جوش بیاید وقتی جوشید 3 لیوان جوش شیرین اضافه کرده و وقتی شروع کرد به جوشیدن گاز را خاموش کرده و مقداری آب گرم و مایع ظرفشویی اضافه میکنیم بعد سوخته های ته قابلمه را تمیز میکنیم.

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