Cleaning A Burned Pot

I am still trying to get used to cooking on an electric stove – it has been many, many years since I have.  Trying to figure out the temperature settings on each burner is the tricky part.  There is my big stock pot, that no matter what I do I end up burning part of the bottom, ugh.  I am thinking I need to invest in another stock pot with a very thick bottom.  After scrubbing it after each and every time I used it – I thought there has to be an easier way – and there is!

How To Clean A Burned Pot

Burned pot cleaned

Items Needed

Burned pot
1 cup Vinegar
2 Tbl +Baking Soda
Brillo type pad

Burned pot ingredients

1. Get as much of the burnt part out of the pan.

Burned pot

2. With water, enough to cover the bottom add 1 cup of vinegar.

3. Place the pot on a burner and bring to a boil – you will see the pan start to clean itself.

4. Take the pot off the burner and add 2 Tbl of baking soda – it will fizz.

5. Empty the pot and scour as normal – you may add some dry baking soda to help with the scouring.

Burned pot almost clean

6. If you have an exceptionally burned pot, like I did, make a past with baking soda and water and cover the burned spots with the paste.  Let it sit for awhile.

Burned pot paste

7. Scrub the burned spots with a brillo type sponge and the paste.  Wash and rinse.  Clean pot!

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2 Responses to Cleaning A Burned Pot

  1. Candace says:

    Good recipe. Another plus for cleaning any pots and pans is to sprinkle baking soda into the pan and put some water in it. After the meal the pot/pan usually cleans up beautifully!!

  2. Jo says:

    Much needed post for Les….in the last month he has forgotten beets on the stove and then potatoes! Ugh! This is definitely a post for Les!

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