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Cleaning Burned On Food Off Teflon

If you need to clean some burnt food on a Teflon pot and can't scrape it because of the coating use this remedy:
take 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of water into the pot and place the pot on the stove and let boil for about 10 minutes. When it has it cooled down then rinse.


It worked for me when I burnt some barbecue sauce in the pot.

Source: Green Solutions for the Home by Dr. Myles Bader

By Ema1203 from Cookstown, NJ

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July 29, 20080 found this helpful

Adding baking soda to vinegar will just produce salt water. Perhaps just boiling water in the pot will do the trick. Vinegar by itself, or baking soda by itself in the water may do something, but together you are neutralizing them, and might just as well use salt water.

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

Umm... no. Baking soda and vinegar is not a simple salt producing acid-base reaction as baking soda is not a base. It is an amphoteric salt effective in neutralizing both acids and bases. You might have confused it with sodium carbonate, which is a base.

The result of the reaction is carbonic acid (basically carbonated water). This is the means by which science fair volcanoes bubble over.

While likely visually exciting, I doubt the effectiveness of this remedy unless the carbonic acid is particularly effective in removing the deposits as it is more acidic than vinegar, but less stable and rapidly disassociates into CO2 and water when unpressurized. Certainly the boiling action removes all traces of CO2.

I'd say it's worth a try as it might be fun to watch, but I'm not confident in the outcome.

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