How To Clean Burnt Pots

How To Clean Burnt Pots

Trying to clean burnt pots can be frustrating and time consuming. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Here are a few easy ways to clean burnt pots efficiently and effectively.

  1. Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar and a cup of water to your pot and bring to the boil. Make sure that the water and vinegar covers all the burnt parts. If the pot is burnt very badly, add a cup of vinegar and a cup of water. As it starts to boil, watch the majority of the bubbles form around the burnt parts in your pot. Allow the water to boil gently for 20-30 minutes. Use a wooden spoon or a spatula to lift some of the burnt spots while it’s boiling. Don’t worry if it isn’t totally clean at this point.
  2. Turn the heat off and pour a few tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda (bicarb) into the pot. It will start to bubble and fizz and remove even more of the burnt patches. Wait until the bubbling stops or subsides.
  3. Set the pot aside to let it cool.
  4. Once the pot has cooled down, pour dishwashing liquid into the pot. Use a pot scourer or sponge to give the remaining stubborn spots a gentle scrub.

If there are some patches that are still black, take some bicarb, add a little bit of water to make it into a paste, and spoon a bit onto the black parts. Let this sit for a while and then give it a scrub again. It should come completely clean.

Extra tip: If you have a burnt oven pan, put it on the counter top, sprinkle some bicarb on the burnt patches, and pour vinegar over the whole thing. It will fizz and bubble. Wait 20-30 minutes before throwing that mixture out and giving the oven pan a scrub.

It’s as simple as that! Now you can looking forward to cooking your next meal in a shiny clean pot.