The best way to clean a burnt pan in just MINUTES using vinegar and baking soda – and it doesn’t involve any soaking or scrubbing.

 

  • If you cook food for too long or on too high a heat, your pans can get scorched
  • This handy tip from Apartment Therapy says you don’t need to scrub though
  • Just boil water and vinegar in the pan before adding baking soda  

We’ve all done it: burnt a pan so badly that it’s tempting to just throw it away rather than spend what feels like an eternity scrubbing it clean again.

But now a handy kitchen hack reveals how you can your pans sparkling again in mere minutes without soaking them, or using up all of your elbow grease.

And all you need for the trick is just a couple of common household items – vinegar and baking soda – and some water.

If you cook food on too high a heat or for too long, you'll probably end up with a pan that looks like this

If you cook food on too high a heat or for too long, you’ll probably end up with a pan that looks like this

Experts at say you’ll still need a trusty scourer to remove the burnt on black bits clinging to your pan.

But instead of scrubbing and scrubbing away, the pans should only need minimal effort on your part if you follow their handy kitchen hack below.

How to clean a burnt pan in minutes

You’ll need:

Baking soda (pictured) is one of the magic ingredients alongside vinegar that will make cleaning a burnt pan so much easier

Baking soda (pictured) is one of the magic ingredients alongside vinegar that will make cleaning a burnt pan so much easier

 – 1 cup of vinegar

– 2 tbsp baking soda

 – 1 cup of water

– A scourer

What to do:

1. Fill the burnt pan with water until the bottom is covered and add the vinegar.

2. Bring the pan to the boil and then remove from the heat.

3. Add the baking soda, and let it fizz. Wash out the pan and then scrub away the burnt bits.

4. If there are stubborn marks that won’t come off, try making a paste of baking soda and a couple of drops of water. Leave on the marks for a little while and then remove them. They should come off easily.

Source: Apartment Therapy/Sarah Starkey.

 

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