Food is life. We all love eating, but the unfortunate reality is that you can't cook a meal without a serious drawback: doing the dishes.
If you've ever cooked in your life, you've almost certainly burnt a pan before. Maybe you didn't use enough oil, maybe you forgot about it, or maybe you did everything exactly the way you meant to. Either way you now have a chore ahead of you.
Cleaning a burnt pan isn't just annoying, it's actually dangerous to the pan. Too many times people use abrasive or harsh materials to clean a pan. This can damage it or remove non-stick linings. That can be potentially damaging to your health.
You don't need a lot of powerful chemicals or steel wool to clean your pans though. In fact you definitely already have what you need in your kitchen.
Here's how to do it.
- 1 cup of vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1 cup of water (ish)
- A burnt stainless steel pan
- A scourer, (sorry it can't be helped)
- Fill the bottom of the pan with a layer of water.
- Add the vinegar.
- Bring the pan to a boil. It should be looking a bit cleaner already.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. It's going to fizz up, be ready.
- Empty the pan and clean as normal.
- If there are any marks that didn't get cleaned this way just make a paste with the baking soda and water. Leave for a little while and come back later. It should be gone with a few wipes.
There you have it! Now you don't have to be afraid next time you burn up a pan.
[Source: Apartment Therapy]