How do you clean a burnt pan?


Quick Answer

To clean a burnt pan, you need vinegar, baking soda, water, a stove top, measuring cups and spoons, and a scrubbing pad. The length of time it takes depends on how badly the pan is burnt.

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How do you clean a burnt pan?
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Full Answer

  1. Fill the pan with water

    Fill the bottom of the pan with tap water.

  2. Add vinegar to the pan

    Measure 1 cup of white distilled vinegar and add it to the pan.

  3. Bring to a boil

    Place the pan on the stove top, turn on the burner, and bring the water and vinegar mixture to a boil.

  4. Add baking soda

    Turn off the heat, and remove the pan from the stove. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the water and vinegar mixture. Let the mixture fizz for a few minutes.

  5. Empty the pan

    Pour the contents of the pan down the drain.

  6. Scrub the pan

    Scour the pan with a scrubbing pad. Add dry baking soda to the pan for stubborn stains and continue to scour.

  7. Rinse the pan

    Rinse the pan out.

  8. Remove persistent stains

    Make a paste with baking soda and water for any stains that remain. Apply the paste to the stains. Let the paste sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Scrub the pan again.

  9. Scrub stains on the outside of the pan

    Remove stains on the outside of the pan with a paste of baking soda and water. Make the paste, apply it, and scour the outside of the pan as you did the inside.

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