How To Get Rid Of Burned Food In A Pan

There are lots of online solutions for cleaning really burnt pots and pans, below is some of the easiest & most effective way to get your blackened pot back to its shiny former self.

Method 1 :-

Remove loose bits with a spoon, pour water into the pan and return it to the burner to boil for a few minutes or allow to soak with the heat that remains in an electric burner after you turn it off. For heavy soil, add a squirt of dishwashing liquid for boiling or soaking.

Method 2 :-

1. Discard contents of pot.

2. Scrape out as many loose bits of burnt food as you can with a wooden spoon.

3. Don't use anything sharp or abrasive.

4. Sprinkle baking soda into bottom of pan (about 2 tbsp per cup of water).

5. Add enough water to cover burnt parts by 1-inch and stir; water should look murky.

6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.

7. Remove from heat and discard water.

8. Scrape bottom of pot with wooden spoon. Burnt bits should come right off!

9. If any stains remain, sprinkle baking soda into the pan and add a few drops of water to form a paste.

10. Scrub using a non-abrasive scrubbie. The remaining bits will come right off!

Method 3 :-

Soak overnight in a strong solution of dishwasher detergent & hot water; then wash as usual. CAUTION:- Be-sure the detergent is dissolved and do not use this method on aluminium; dishwasher detergent contains bleach and may discolor the pot or pan.

Method 4:- ( For Stainless Steel ):

Pour full strength vinegar into a blackened or charred stainless- steel pot and let it stand for several days. Replace the vinegar with fresh vinegar and allow to stand for several more days. This method is too strong for aluminium and some other metals but has worked for stainless steel.


1. Fill the bottom of the pan with a layer of water(approx 1 Cup).

2. Add one cup of vinegar.

3. Bring the pan to the boil.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the 2 Tablespoon Of baking soda.

5. Empty the pan and scour as normal, if necessary add an extra bit of dry baking soda.

6. If there are any super stubborn marks that don't come off with scouring, make a paste of baking soda and a couple of drops of water. Leave the paste on the marks for a while and return to clean as normal.




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Rani acharyulu said...

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