How to Clean a Burnt Pot? It's Easy If You Do THIS

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Ever try to clean a burnt pot or pan? Us too. (We feel your pain.) Even after you've tried to soak or scrub your pot, sometimes it just doesn't help. And, while there are some products on the market that claim to clean burned pots and pans, many of them don't really work. But luckily, we have an easy solution that'll help.


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WARNING: This method can be used on stainless steel, copper, and enamelware. DO NOT USE on cast iron.

Step 1

Remove the burnt pot from heat and allow to cool completely. Do not attempt to clean a hot pan using this method.

Step 2

Remove any loose food from the pot and pat dry. Give your pot a quick rinse under warm water, and use a sponge or scrub brush to remove any loose food particles.

Step 3

Sprinkle baking soda on the burnt area. Make sure to add a pretty liberal amount. If you feel like you haven't added enough, you can add more later.

Step 4

Drizzle one tablespoon of Castile soap onto the baking soda.

Step 5

Dampen the scrubbing pad with warm water.

Step 6

Using a circular motion, scrub the mixture, working it into the burned area of the pot or pan. If the mixture is too liquidy, add baking soda until it becomes more like a thick paste. If the mixture is too dry, add a little Castile soap. Scrub until the burned spots come off of the pot or pan. For really tough burned on food, repeat steps one through six until the burned spots release from the pot or pan.

Step 7

Rinse with warm water and dry.


Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.