6 DIY Ways to Clean Burnt Pots. No Scrubbing!

Pots with burnt-on food residues do not look good. They are difficult to use and usually end up on the bottom of the pot drawer. How to clean a burnt pot? Contrary to what you might expect, it is not difficult at all.

How to clean a burnt stainless steel and aluminum pot with vinegar?

Pour vinegar into the pot and bring it to a boil. Then, using a spatula, try to remove the burnt-on food residue from the bottom. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can of course replace it with plain water.

Coca-Cola for a burnt pot

Pour a 2 liter bottle of the sparkling beverage into a pot and bring it to a boil. Then keep it boiling for about 5-10 minutes over medium heat. After this time, the burn will start to come off the bottom of the pot itself.

How to polish a pot that is burnt on the bottom?

Pour boiling water and vinegar into a bowl. Soak the burnt bottom of the pot in this bath for an hour. After this time, the burn will come off quickly.

How to clean a burnt pot with salt?

You can use salt to clean stainless steel, enameled, aluminium, cast iron and Teflon-coated pots.
Cover the bottom of the pot with a generous layer of salt and pour in a little water (a paste should form). Leave the pot in this state for at least a few hours or overnight. After that time try to remove the salt and the burning with a sponge.
You can also boil a solution of salt and water in the pot and after it cools down, start scrubbing the bottom.

How to clean burn marks with baking soda?

You can use baking soda to clean stainless steel, enamel, ceramic and cast iron pots.
Put a thick layer of baking soda and water on the bottom of the pot. Make a thick paste and spread it over the burn. Wait at least 15 minutes and try to wash the pot.


How can I clean a burnt aluminum pot?

Aluminum pots should be handled with care. Do not use baking powder, baking soda or washing powder. Instead, go for dishwasher tablets, salt and vinegar.


Spread crumbled dishwasher tablets on the bottom of the pot, then pour a small amount of warm water (about 2 cups) over it and let it sit overnight. In the morning, remove the residue and rinse the pot well.



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