This is the Best Way to Clean Your Burnt Pots and Pans

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Burnt pots and pans are terribly inconvenient in the kitchen, but there is a way to deal with them without putting in a lot of effort. Hannah’s article at the Better Homes and Gardens website identifies some cleaning hacks for getting burnt pots looking like new again. The steps she explains involves natural household cleaning products, like baking soda and water, which means that no harmful chemicals are involved in removing stains from pots. For detailed photos and more information about the cleaning solutions detailed in Hannah’s article, you can check out the Clean My Space lifestyle blog. The photos will not only show the best way to clean pots but will also display just how effective the method is.

Whenever you hear about non-toxic cleaning products, natural baking soda is likely to be one of the first things to come to mind. Baking soda gets used in food preparation, like baking, and so it is a safe product to use on surfaces that come in contact with food, too. When baking soda is combined with ingredients like vinegar or water, it foams and can cut through grease and stains. This combination is ideal to use wherever there are stains in your house, whether you require cleaning solutions for carpets, furniture or curtains, or a surface like a stainless steel pot. If you are wondering how to clean burnt pot bottom, baking soda, water, and dish soap are combined in the pot and brought to a boil for several minutes.

The combination of heat, grease-fighting soap and foaming baking soda helps lift the burnt-on bits from the pot. Once boiled for several minutes, cleaning the pot should be very simple, and the stains should come off with ease. Cleaning a copper saucepan will require some different ingredients, though. Instead of using baking soda, replace it with coarse salt which will act as an abrasive against the stained copper.

There may be times when you have to get a stained pot of pan clean but have the stove full. In those cases, the oven can be an excellent source for simmering stained pots and pans. A large number of pots and skillets are oven safe up to a certain temperature, so you will want to double check your particular one to see what temperature it can go in the oven at. In this case, it is an excellent idea to start with already boiled water. Simply boil water in an electric kettle, pour into the pot and place in the oven until the stains are lifted. You can place several stained pots and pans in one oven to make pot cleaning more energy efficient, as well as ease your load on the stove.

Whether you decide to use the stove or oven to employ this helpful cleaning hack, you will be amazed by how shiny your previously stained pots and pans will get. Thank you to Hannah at Better Homes and Gardens for sharing her cleaning methods for cleaning burnt pots and pans.

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