Tried It

Removing Burned Food From Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

Please tell me you all have a pot that looks like this one.  This poor thing has definitely seen better days, and because it is so darn hard to clean it isn’t my very favorite.  This is actually a picture of how it looked after I got done making Naan Indian Bread (an amazing recipe that is coming up soon).  And honestly even before I even made the bread it didn’t look that great.  I figured it was time to put some Pinterest ideas to the test.

Here is what I found said about cleaning stainless steel pots:

“1. Place pot on stove 2. Add enough vinegar to cover the bottom with equal parts vinegar and water. 3. Bring to a boil (covered) 4. Boil 20 minutes 5. After 20 min you should be able to scrape off the burned parts with wooden spoon. 6. Empty the pot and coat it with baking soda. Scrub with a mesh dish cloth. 7. Rinse…should be good as new.”

Easy enough right?  So I did the above, but I let the vinegar water solution set overnight before I scraped it with the wooden spoon.  Here’s the results!

BEFORE                                                  AFTER

So I wouldn’t say that the pot was as good as new, but it looked quite a bit better.  Much better than if I would have just tried to wash it with water and dish detergent.  I’m even thinking that I may try another round of vinegar and baking soda to see if I can get the rest of the black spots off.  I think overall I’d give this a 4 stars out of 5 rating.  If you have a pan like this one and try this trick let me know if it works for you.

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