How to clean scorched pots and pans in minutes!
What’s the best part about cooking in your own kitchen? A delicious homemade meal that you can be proud of. The worst part? All those dirty dishes in the sink, most especially the dirty plates, scorched pans and messy pots - it’s a disaster! Scrubbing a burnt pot is probably the last thing you want to do after whipping up a great meal and may seem like a futile effort, but it’s not!
So, before you throw the scorched pots and pans in the trash, take a step back and think about how you can save your high quality cookwares that are meant to live as long as you, hence, you really want to take good care of it and you should!
Here we round up some tried and tested methods to clean the toughest pots and pans, without the need of any harsh chemicals.
Turn up that heat and boil it!
For burnt and blackened cookware, one resolution is to fill with water and turn up the heat, then boil it for 7-10 minutes. When the food loosens and can easily be scraped off the pan, pour out the water and gently wipe it with the rough surface part of a sponge.
Give your cookware some hot water soak
Soaking your cookwares overnight will loosen hard-baked and cooked food like rich chocolate bars or cheesy pasta dishes like lasagna. Fill the pot with hot water, let soak for about 30 minutes or until food loosens (or in extreme circumstances, soak it overnight) then gently scrub it using a Wonder Scourer as it won’t scratch most surfaces, and wash it the next day.
Hard to clean scorched pan
Fill the bottom of the pan with a cup of water and a cup of white vinegar, then bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and add two to three heaping tablespoons of baking soda. Once the fizzing stops, throw the mixture out, add a splash of water and some dish liquid then gently scrub with a scourer that’s safe for non-stick pans like the Lola natural cellulose scrub sponge.
For stubborn spots that won’t budge, we recommend scrubbing with a heavy duty wire mesh scourer.
At the end of day, to prevent stubborn stains in the first place, keep your eye on the stove! These marks and stains won’t really affect the cooking capabilities of your cookware has, it’s basically more of an aesthetic thing. But, if you do love the look of a beautiful and almost brand new-look pan, free from any burns, then do this often to keep those marks and stains at bay.