You have to know small tips and tricks to remove burnt items from home pots. You will find the best solution by continuing to read this article. Finding yourself with burnt pans is a fairly common thing. It takes very little, in fact, even a simple distraction, to be forced to deal not only with any burnt food but also with the dishes. Stains, burns, and encrustations, are a real nightmare in the kitchen. But there is the right solution for each of them.

Find out practical cookware clean tips, and ideas. As well as find the remedies to recover non-stick pans, steel pans, ceramic, copper, and aluminum pans. You are ready? Read this article to make your burnt pan shine again. Do not use the abrasive sponge, which could ruin it if it is non-stick.

Remove the burnt from pots, wood, and coffee shops

All of our food can burn because sometimes forget we keep the pan in the oven for too long. When this happens, you may be faced with the consequences: stubborn encrustations and hard-to-remove stains without knowing any effective remedy for cleaning a burnt pot.

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The first thing to do to remove the burnt stains is to fill the pot in question with plenty of water, after obviously eliminating the food inside, put it on the fire over a low flame. You have to boil the water and wait at least half an hour from when it reaches the boiling point. In this way, the burnt spots will soften, and it will be easier to remove them. For more effective removal, it is useful to put 2 tablespoons of baking soda or 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in the pot full of boiling water. Leave the pot to soak for at least 1 hour. Then, use a sponge to scrub the burned surface. Carry out this operation carefully and you will see how, in no time, your dishes will shine again.

An important recommendation: to eliminate the encrustation, it is good to avoid using the abrasive sponge. In any case, you should not scrape off the layer of dirt from non-stick pots and pans. As their surface is very delicate precisely because of their specific function. Another tip? To remove food residues, grease and encrustations, try to fill the pot with water and leave it to soak overnight, or put it on the stove and heat for at least 10 minutes, to soften everything and make operations easier cleaning. 

Being able to scrape and clean the steel pans in this way will not be at all tiring. Indeed, thanks to these cookware clean tips, it will be easy to remove even the most encrusted dirt. To remove the burnt from a wooden base, such as a cutting board or a spoon, remove the burnt crusts with the help of a knife. And then with the aid of sandpaper, scrape the dirt off the surface. Finally, to remove the stain, put a tablespoon of salt on the surface and rub it with ½ lemon.

Wooden base

If you happen to burn a wooden base, we recommend that you do not use any cleaning agents. In addition to lemon, you can proceed by rubbing with vinegar or vinegar mixed with baking soda. These are natural but very effective remedies. Always rinse with cold running water. If your coffee tastes so bitter that not even the sugar can mitigate, it’s time to get rid of the burnt from the pot. To do this, immerse it in the kitchen sink full of hot water for at least an hour. Add 2 generous tablespoons of salt, 50 g of baking soda for every liter of water, and 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar for every liter of water. This operation is perfect for removing external stains from the coffee maker. Again, treating the coffee shop with natural methods will prove effective.

To better clean, the inside of the coffee maker, instead, put the liquid directly where you put the water to make the coffee. Bring to a boil, then rinse! The best remedies. Therefore, are to create mixtures that combine vinegar and bicarbonate, according to the quantities described.

How to remove the burnt from non-stick pans?

Non-stick pots and pans, which do not allow food to attack, are coated with the so-called “Teflon film” due to their particular function, which is very delicate and therefore risks being scratched if rubbed aggressively. The bottom of the pan, much more than the edges, is delicate. And that is why you have to pay close attention to how you proceed and what solutions you adopt to clean the pan and cook food safely without fear.

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To make your blackened non-stick pots and pans shine again, pour 2 glasses of water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda into the bottom. Stirring carefully and light the stove over low heat for at least 15 minutes. After this time, empty your pot into the sink. You will already notice substantial improvements. If not, repeat the procedure and put the encrusted pan back on the stove. Depending on the consistency of the stains, move on to the second phase of the operation.

Just fill the kitchen sink with hot water and then add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of degreasing dish detergent. Take care to mix well, then immerse the pot (or pan) and let it soak for at least 15 minutes. Take a soft sponge and, after fifteen minutes, rub the surface to remove the remaining burnt residues. Rinse and repeat the operation carefully, until the pot is completely clean.

The third and final phase of the cleaning operation consists, first of all, of completely drying pots and pans. Secondly, in the same pot, boil the water with 1 tablespoon of coarse salt and 1 tablespoon of baking soda for at least an hour. To effectively descale, then bring the water to a boil. Leave the pot with water, coarse salt, and bicarbonate, with the heat off, for 24 hours, then proceed with further cleaning. Gently rub with a sponge. Your pot will shine again and will be ready to give life to many other delicious recipes.

Protect the surface

An important tip: The first time you use the non-stick pan, put a drop of oil, preferably extra virgin olive oil, on the bottom of the pan and oil it well, using absorbent paper for a more effective result. Turn on the heat over low heat and heat the pot for a few minutes. Use absorbent paper to remove excess oil, then proceed with your first cooking. This operation serves to protect the non-stick surface from possible burns.

How to remove the burnt from cast iron pans?

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Cast iron is a very resistant material. Generally, these pots are used to cook all those foods that require fairly long cooking. To remove the burnt from the cast iron pots or pans, equip it with coarse salt and sprinkle it on the bottom. With the help of a soft sponge, rub well for a few minutes and then rinse well under a jet of warm water. Dry and put a drop of oil on the bottom, rub with absorbent paper and, if necessary, remove the rust that has formed by passing the juice of lemon always with the paper. Never store your wet cast iron pots and pans, as they run the risk of rusting, so always dry the surface with a soft cloth.

You can also proceed by putting the pot on the stove after filling it with water if the encrustation is particularly difficult to remove. This will make it easier to eliminate residues and encrustations.

How to remove the burnt aluminum pans?

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Despite being a seemingly resistant material, aluminum is quite delicate. For this reason, removing burnt stains from aluminum pans requires a lot of care. We, therefore, advise you to avoid agents that have corrosive power. these are too aggressive and do not use brushes with stiff bristles.

First of all, it is advisable to wash it by hand and it would be better to avoid washing it in the dishwasher. The ideal would be to use dish soaps with a delicate formula because with the more aggressive ones, you run the risk of ruining the aluminum surface. Another effective method is to use hot water combined with baking soda.

Do this:

  1. fill the kitchen sink with hot water
  2. add 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  3. immerse your pot (or your pan) and leave it to act for at least 15 minutes, keeping the dishes to soak 
  4. after this time, rinse well with the help of a soft sponge.

Another effective solution to use to make aluminum pots and pans shine by eliminating burnt stains is to fill dirty pots with milk (2 glasses will suffice) and let them cook for at least 20 minutes. After this time, rinse the pot with a drop of liquid soap.

Then there is another solution to try to eliminate burnt stains. Try to make, inside the pot in question, a mixture of waterwhite wine vinegar, and lemon juice. Boil it and leave to act for at least 15 minutes. Then proceed with the normal cleaning, emptying the pot in the sink and simply cleaning it with a sponge.

How do remove the burnt ceramic pots?

Ceramic pots are very resistant to high temperatures, which makes them suitable for cooking food in the oven. The problem with ceramic cookware is that they often burn at the edges. It is difficult to get rid of stains.

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The best way to clean ceramic pans and remove the burnt ones is to immerse them in the kitchen sink filled with hot water and 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda. Leave to soak for at least 15 minutes, and then rinse gently, taking care using a sponge with a soft surface.

It is not necessary to use dish detergent because, if stains remain on the edges or the bottom, you can put 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda directly on the affected part. Then leave it to act for 1 hour and then rub gently with the soft sponge to eliminate the burnt spots. You can also perform the same operation with glass pans. You can pour the water with the baking soda directly into the pan to clean.

How to remove the burnt stainless steel pans?

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Removing burnt stains from stainless steel pans is not difficult. The important thing, as in everything, is to acquire cleaning habits to be performed almost daily. So as not to end up with an exaggerated workload from having to do everything at once. Stainless steel pans are usually very thick and strong. It is always advisable to wash them by hand, rather than in the dishwasher, perhaps by putting water directly on the bottom and boiling even 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar inside, to remove the smell of food and make the surfaces shine. Beware of the amount of vinegar you pour. Don’t pour in a whole cup of vinegar, but stick to the indicated amounts if you want an effective solution.

Boiling the water inside the pot or pan is also effective in removing the most stubborn stains. Be careful to let it cool down before cleaning it, though! To remove burnt stains from a pan, it is advisable to pass over a particular paste, made with baking soda and water. Just let it act for about ten minutes and wipe the surface with a soft cloth. Then, you can easily wash it off with tap water. This trick works perfectly.

In conclusion, it is important to keep baking soda and vinegar in the kitchen. So that, you can always clean your dishes without having to spend hours.