Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tips to Cleaning Pots & Pans

For the occassion that food may get burnt to the bottom of your pots and pans, here are a few tips I found online:

Baking Soda and Enamel Pots
Stains on white enamel pots can be cleaned by boiling baking soda and water for 10 minutes. Also try scrubbing the pots with a baking soda and water paste.

Baking Soda and Copper
Sprinkle baking soda on your copper-bottomed pots and pans. Pour vinegar over the pan and use half a lemon as your "scrub brush". Rinse thoroughly and your pots will be shiny as new again.

Baking Soda and Frying Pans
Non-stick frying pans can benefit from a mixture of baking soda and water to remove lingering food smells and tastes from your pans.

Stained Pans and Baking Soda *
Use baking soda to remove stains in non-stick frying pans, by boiling the pan in a solution of 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1/2 cups of water. Rinse thoroughly.
*This is the method I use to remove stuck-on food particles (although I don't measure) and what you see pictured.

Roasting Pans and Baking Soda
Clean any roasting pan by sprinkle the surface well with baking soda. Combine 1 cup of hot water and 1/3 cup of vinegar, poured onto the baking soda. The fizzing action will remove the roasted food particles. (I haven't tried this, but I will. Maybe the vinegar would speed up the process of loosening the food particles!)

3 comments:

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  2. I had a pan soaking and was trying to figure out what to do with it - problem solved. Thank you for this site Janelle!

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