How to Clean Burnt On Food From Pots and Pans

Damn the men of the Fast and Furious for being so pretty to look at! This morning they distracted me, causing me to put a pan I had just emptied back onto the high heat and leaving it there until the remaining food in the pan burned and fused to the bottom of the pan.

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t Paul Walker and Vin Disel’s fault but I am still blaming them. It certainly couldn’t be my fault because I am absent minded. Anyway, the resulting mess sent me to the internet to find possible ways to save the pan.

I never knew there were so many home remedies for cleaning burnt on food from pots and pans. Some were out because they used caustic chemicals like oven cleaner or toilet bowl cleaner. Others were out because I didn’t have access to the ingredients.

I finally settled on this particular idea because I had all the ingredients and it had very positive reviews. The best part is the procedure really works. The gunk on the bottom of my pan was pretty burned on so I repeated the procedure twice, scrubbing off as much of the gunk as I could in between the boilings. My pan went from unusable to like new by the time I was done. I was so impressed with the results, I did my grungy drip pans also, to equally stunning results.

How To Remove Burnt Food From The Bottom Of A Pan
Add enough water to the pan to cover the burnt on food.
Add 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda.
Bring to a full boil and let boil for at least half an hour.
Add more water, if necessary.
Pour out the water and wash pan as usual.

Notes– Depending on how burnt on the food is, you may have to repeat the procedure once or twice.

— When the baking soda hits the water, you will get quite a reaction so make sure there is enough room in the pan to contain it. If there isn’t try to use a big kettle.

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