Most of us are guilty of leaving a saucepan on the stovetop and forgetting about it, only to come back to find the food, and the saucepan, burnt!
While you might be really disheartened by your house now smelling horrible and your favourite pan looking terrible, there are some ways to fix it.
Don’t throw away your burnt saucepan – here is how to fix it!
Cleaning A Burnt Saucepan With Baking Soda
Baking soda is our favourite secret weapon to keep in the kitchen, it can be used in so many ways!
Using baking soda, you can remove the burn from the pan and have it looking almost brand new with some effort. Here is how:
- Rinse the burnt pan out and fill it with water until the bottom of the pan is covered.
- Add one cup of vinegar to the water in the pan.
- Boil this on the stove, once it reaches a boil, remove it from the heat.
- Add in 2 tablespoons of baking soda and leave to fizz for a few minutes.
- Use a scourer to scrub away any burnt bits that have been left on the pot.
- Rinse and the pot should look shiny and new!
The combination of baking soda and vinegar is strong enough to tackle almost any problem!
Cleaning A Burnt Saucepan With Salt
Salt works well in cleaning burn marks off of a pan, especially with light burn marks on the side of the pan and at the bottom of the pan. Here is how to use salt to clean burns:
- Pour a generous amount of salt onto the centre of the pan, where the burn marks are worst.
- Use a wet sponge to scrub the salt into the burnt areas.
- The burn marks should start to rub off and disappear.
- Repeat this process to remove all burn marks from the pan, rinse well with water when finished.
Salt is inexpensive and probably already in abundance in your kitchen, so this is a quick and easy fix!
Cleaning A Burnt Saucepan With Cola
Did you know that you could clean your burnt saucepan with cola? If you have some spare cola lying around at home, and a pan that needs some scrubbing, here is how to do it:
- Rinse out the burnt saucepan.
- Fill it a few inches with some cola.
- Leave the cola to soak in the pan for a few hours.
- Use a scraper or sponge to remove burnt bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Rinse the pan out well.
It is quite scary what cola can do to clean up a burnt pan, especially considering it is something we consume regularly. But it does work, and soaking your pan in the cola for a few hours really does help to break down burnt bits of food and residue, making it easy to scrape it all away later.
All of the above ways will help your pots look almost new, and use items that can be found in your kitchen already!