We all have that favorite pan that we just are comfortable cooking food on. And the more you use it, the more it gets worn out and accumulates more gunk. But one thing is certain, soap and water is not enough to make your favorite pan looking clean and new. Read on as we give you 5 smart tips for cleaning your favorite cookware.
1. Baking soda and a wooden spoon will clean burnt stains from enameled cookware.
After bringing water to a boil, add a few tablespoons of baking soda. Give everything a good stir. After a few minutes of simmering, use a wooden spoon (Never use metal on enamel, you might regret it later.) to push off the burnt-on bits. It's as easy as that.
2. Keep stainless steel cookware clean and shiny with a cleanser and polish you can buy at the store.
It's not uncommon for stainless steel cookware to get brown spots and discolored areas that won't go away with regular washing. But no matter how stained your pot or pan is, there is a super cheap and easy way to get it looking shiny and new again. All it takes is some cleanser and polish from your favorite store and a little elbow grease.
3. Remove tough burnt-on stains from stainless steel pots with boiling water and vinegar.
An unavoidable cooking disaster leaves stainless steel pots and pans with nasty burnt-on stains that just won’t budge. It's happened to all of us. The best solution is filling the pot with water and letting it boil on the stove for a while. If the stains don't loosen, try again and include white vinegar with the water.
4. Lemons and salt work wonders to revive tarnished copper cookware.
Two common kitchen ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cabinets are all you need to clean and polish tarnished copper pots and pans. It's as simple as adding salt to a halved lemon, then scrubbing the pot's surface with the lemon. If you're worried about scratching a more prized pan, squeeze the lemon into a bowl and mix with the salt to form a less-coarse paste.
5. A coarse mixture of kosher salt and water is the best way to clean your cast iron pan.
When it comes to washing your cast iron skillet, all you need is warm water and a soft sponge (keep the dish soap and steel wool far away). Bonus points if you can clean it while the pan is still warm. And for stuck-on food, make a paste of warm water and coarse salt and scrub with a stiff brush. Don't forget to completely dry the pan and coat it with a thin layer of vegetable oil after.
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