Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tip for Cleaning a Burnt Pot

Does this ever happen to you? You make a sauce or custard with a milk base and it burns onto your pot? My aunt gave me a great tip years ago for cleaning a burnt pot with very little effort.


Put a little water in the pot with some dish detergent or if it is a really bad burn then use some laundry soap. The amount varies with the size of your pot, but dish soap a good squirt and laundry soap a couple of tablespoons. Bring the water to boil. Stir it with a flat bottom spatula, medal or wood. See how much has come off with just a stir. The last picture is the pot just rinsed, not even scrubbed. Voila, easy peasy. Shiny pot.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks, Actually have a burned pot at home right now....will try that tonight.

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  2. I am coming over with a truck load of pots...

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  3. does that work with every type of bunt pot?

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  4. Thanks sor much for the tip...
    do you have a good tip to clean a burnt sugar pot... i tried many things, nothing helped so far

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  5. i am in need of some feed back. i want to make blackberry jam, but i want to use splenda instead of sugar, does anyone have any experience with this, and if so , does the jam turnout the same?

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  6. Had to laugh seeing this as I've been scrubbing my little pot every morning after I slightly burn the milk for my coffee. Every morning! I have been using baking soda with imperfect results. I'll try this method tomorrow, because if there's no hot milk for coffee there's no morning.

    Sharon

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  7. Great idea! Did you know, though, that you don't need to scrub pots if you use milk-based liquids with sugar, for example waffle sauce? Just put the milk in first, sprinkle the sugar gently over the whole surface of milk and DO NOT STIR at all! Turn on high heat and again...DO NOT STIR! It won't burn. Really. Let it heat until you see bubbles coming to the surface. Have your thickener ready, slowly add it while stirring. It will thicken quickly. Take off heat. Works every, every time! Absolutely nothing burned onto bottom of pot! I use this method with numerous recipes, but remember, you have to first put in the milk and then sprinkle the sugar. Amazing, I know!

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  8. Manitoba Mother
    Good tip you are giving us here. I can't even begin to imagine that working, but ok if you say so, I will try it! :-)

    For the burnt sugar pot.....sorry no helpful advice coming from me. I too would love to know if there is a solution.
    some one also asked if this works for every type of pot. It works for stainless steel pots. That is the only kind I have...so not sure if it would work on others.

    For the person wanting to know if using splenda for making jam would work.....I personally have never done so I can't say how that would work, but I know people have done it, just not sure with what success...google might be able to help give you tips on that.

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  9. What a great tip. Thank you. I have always used cream of tartar which is expensive! I did learn (by error of course) that if you cook dry a copper-bottom pot on which the bottom needs shining, that all the darkness will flake right off!!!! Of course, you will have to scrub the daylights out of the inside!

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  10. I use the liquid cleanser made for dishwashers to soak all my burned on messes from pots to roasting pans. Works like a charm. The very worst pans I soak in the sink overnight, but usually it works even quicker than that. Just a squirt and add some hot tap water, stir and let it sit. Mess comes right out, no scrubbing! A bottle lasts so long, I can't even remember how long ago I bought it! A year easily! Try it, you'll like it!

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  11. I have also used dishwasher soap to take the burnt stuff off the pot.

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  12. I Use Baking Soda, And Vinegar...And If You Don't Have An Abrasive Scrubbie..Add A Couple
    Tsp Of Salt. Let Sit For About 15 Minutes...Scrub It Clean...Works EVERY TIME FOR ME!!! For Glass Coffee Pots That Get Burned Put Ice Cubes In The Glass Pot, And Add Some Table Salt...Swish It Around...ALL The BURNED PARTS Will Come Up..I Learned This While Waitressing!! :)

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  13. Nancy, I always cleaned my copper bottom pots with straight ketchup,you don't even need to scrub! I heard a lemon cut in half and rubbed on the copper surface would work too.

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