If last night’s dinner went well and all your family did was sing praises to your dish, kudos! Job well done! But if preparing that wonderful dinner meant burning pans that are now sitting at your kitchen sink, worry no more because we’ve got these awesome tips for you. Read on below to find our “special” mixture that will solve all your woes on those pans!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1 cup of water or more (It depends on the size of the pan.)
- A burnt stainless-steel pan that was left empty and unattended in your kitchen sink
- An ultimate cleaning sponge, that you'll need to scrub that burnt pan
Now, follow these steps to finally unburden yourself of that heavy burnt pan.
- Place the pan on the stovetop and fill the bottom of the pan with a small amount of water.
- Add the vinegar.
- Bring the pan to a boil. (It should be looking a bit cleaner already.)
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Expect it to sizzle! To avoid any “dramatic” sizzle that will probably require another clean-up, you can pour vinegar and then add baking soda next.
- Empty the pan and scrub with the ultimate cleaning sponge; if necessary, you can add an extra bit of dry baking soda.
- If there are any super stubborn marks that don't come off with scrubbing, make a paste of baking soda and a couple of drops of water. Leave the paste on the marks for a while and return to clean as normal.
- And, voila! You’re done, and you can now prepare for today’s dinner! Just be careful with burning those pans again!
You can ditch the boiling part, but it will be so much easier if you do boil the mixture on the pan. It’s super effective on baked on food and grime, especially milk.