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Cleaning Badly Burnt Pots and Pans

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Don't waste your time scrubbing a badly burned pot or even think about throwing it away! All you need to do is put it outside in direct sunlight for a few days. The burnt food will crust up together, and when you turn it upside down, it will all fall out. I burned a huge pot of food the other day and my mother called up with this tip. Sure enough, the pot is back to normal thanks to the sun!

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By attosa from Los Angeles, CA

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May 25, 20110 found this helpful

If the pot is stainless steel just spray with a little eazy off and the burnt part lifts right off.

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May 25, 20110 found this helpful

Also, you can fill the pan with water and put it back on the burner on low for a while. After you drain the water, the pan will be easy to clean. A little quicker if you can't wait for the more ecological way to do the job.

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May 25, 20110 found this helpful

Wet the pan/pot sprinkle baking soda in it let it set for a day or so the pan/pot will be easier to clean. You may need to repeat for heavily soiled pans/pots.

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May 26, 20111 found this helpful

I have found that soaking the pan overnight with a new fabric softener sheet also does the trick. Most burnt and sticky food come right out. I then run it through the dishwasher and it is ready to use again.

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September 14, 20130 found this helpful

I just tried using sunshine and it worked great! My pot had a roughly 3-inch square area of burnt-on tomato sauce that I thought was going to require dynamite to get off. After only 3 hours of bright direct sunlight (I tilted the pot on a log to get direct exposure) it peeled right off! Yay!

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April 27, 20170 found this helpful

I am either a great cook or burning things. Then there is my husband who puts things on to cook and goes to sleep....

I have found for thick heavily burned on crust, soaking for a couple of days adding dishwasher soap usually does the trick. I will try this sun trick, however I am not sure how it could dry these messes up any more than they are already dried. That fabric softer sounds like a good method, I always have lots of thst around. I will try the liquid fabric softer & see how that works next time.

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