The Simple Trick That Makes Scorched Pots and Pans Look Like New
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For those of us that spend a lot of time in the kitchen, keeping up with all the cleaning can become quite a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of kitchen cleaning tips out there for reference, including how to clean oven door glass and even wooden spoons! But what about those stubborn stains on our prized pots and pans?
Don’t worry, like every other problem in the world (or so it seems), TikTok has a hack for that! We’ll show you how to clean the outside bottom of a burnt pan and make it totally shiny and like-new.
Burnt pot cleaning hack directions
While we’ve covered how to clean the inside of a burnt pot, what about the grimy char that’s layered underneath our favourite kitchenware? While you may believe you’ve tried everything, we’ve got one more solution for you. Thanks to a TikTok user, we’ll never have to live with burnt pot bottoms again!
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Step 1: Rough it up
Flip the pan upside down and run some steel wool over the burnt bottom.
Step 2: Add salt and baking soda
Sprinkle a few pinches of salt onto the bottom. Do the same with a few pinches of baking soda. (Check out more genius uses for baking soda all around the house.)
Step 3: Soap it up
Squirt dish soap over everything (enough to spread across the bottom), and rub with the steel wool to combine it all.
Step 4: Let it sit
Lay paper towels all across the bottom, drench completely with white vinegar and let sit for a few minutes while the mixture works its magic.
Step 5: Reveal the clean pan bottom
Remove the paper towels, wipe up the gunk and voila! So shiny.
Now that you’ve added this trick to your dish-washing arsenal, check out 13 cleaning hacks that take the hassle out of housekeeping.