When you cook or simmer something for a long time in a pan, it may be difficult to clean afterward. Also, keeping a pot sizzling isn’t always easy. They become tarnished so quickly. Want to keep your pots clean? So here are some tips for cleaning a pot.
1. Clean the bottom of a pan
Do you ever have food stuck to the bottom of the pan after cooking your favorite dish?
The first step in cleaning or instead of taking off the bottom of the pan is to bring some water to boil.
- Add about 1 centimeter of water to the bottom of the pot and bring to a boil.
- Let it boil until the food comes off the bottom of the pan.
It will be much easier and faster to clean the bottom of the pan afterward.
2. How do I clean a burnt pan?
If the bottom of the pan is wholly burnt, then the baking soda trick will save your life and your pot.
Here’s how to remove the burnt:
Pour in baking soda to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
- Add a little water and bring it to a boil on the heat.
- Let boil for a few minutes, turn off the heat and let cool.
- Rub with a cloth or sponge to remove all traces of burning.
3. Degrease a pan with soda crystals
A pan can quickly become greasy, depending on the foods in it. Fortunately, there are a few tips for degreasing a pot, including that of soda crystals.
- Fill the pot with hot water and add soda crystals.
- Leave on for a few hours and clean with soapy water to finish cleaning.
Soda crystals are also useful in recovering the bottom of a burnt pan.
4. How to remove burnt caramel from the bottom of a saucepan?
Have you just made or instead missed your homemade caramel, and unfortunately, the caramel is completely burnt at the bottom of the pan?
Here are the steps to clean and remove the burnt caramel:
- Add white vinegar to completely cover the stuck and burnt caramel at the bottom of the pan.
- Boil until the vinegar begins to crackle and turn off the heat.
- Leave the vinegar to act on the stain for ten minutes.
- Remove vinegar and residue and add dish soap.
- Rub with a dishcloth or better a sponge to dislodge the remaining caramel.
You can use the vinegar trick for other types of stubborn stains in the bottoms of pots.
5. Clean a burnt pan with table salt
Table salt is another great way to clean burnt spots in a pan.
Here’s how to do it:
- Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with table salt (cover the burnt well).
- Add a little water and leave to act for about an hour.
- Rinse and finish cleaning with a rag and dish soap.
6. Coke to degrease and clean a pan
Got a saucepan to clean and degrease, and you have coke in the fridge?
Did you know that Coke is beneficial in cleaning and removing the most stubborn stains?
So here’s how to use it for cleaning a stainless steel pan:
- Pour and cover the bottom of the saucepan to be entirely cleaned with coca.
- Leave on for 1 to 2 hours and rub the bottom with a sponge.
- Rinse and clean again with dish soap.
You can use the Coke trick to clean the inside and outside of the pan.
7. Use dishwashing powder dish soap
Another trick to recovering the burnt bottom of a pan is to use powdered soap!
2 choices are available to you:
- use powdered dishwasher soap.
- Use washing powder.
Here’s how to do it:
- Sprinkle the powder in the bottom of the pot and add hot water.
- Leave on for about 30 minutes, rinse and clean with regular liquid soap.
8. Clean a blackened pan
Is your pan blackened or even worse rusty?
Here’s what you can do to make it glow again:
- Add 3 tablespoons of citric acid to the pot and pour (being careful not to burn yourself) boiling water.
- Leave for 5 to 10 minutes and rub with a wooden spoon to remove the stuck and burnt residue at the bottom of pan.
- Finish with regular cleaning with liquid dish soap and a cloth.
9. Never use bleach!
Some tips and tricks sites mention that bleach can work wonders in cleaning even the toughest stains! It is true but, above all, dangerous.
Bleach, if it is boiled, gives off a high concentration of chlorine, which is excessively dangerous for people’s health.
Never use and boil bleach to clean the bottom of a pot. It is very dangerous for your health.