Tips & Tricks- Cleaning Burned On Food From Pans

One of the most difficult kitchen chores is cleaning a pan after something is stuck or burned on.  It seems no matter how careful we are, some foods just like to stick and burn.  
You have probably tried all kinds of things, 
but here’s a trick I have used for years to make the job easier.



With the pan on the burner at medium-high heat, sprinkle the bottom of the pan with baking soda.
Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan and make a thin paste with the baking soda.
Simmer this mixture, without stirring, until it makes a thick paste. 
As soon as it cools enough, use a light scrubbing sponge or wooden spoon to
loosen the stuck on food.  Wash as usual!

2 thoughts on “Tips & Tricks- Cleaning Burned On Food From Pans

  1. What a great idea. This is new to me. I'm definitely writing this one out and keeping it in my kitchen drawer. I don't often have food stick to my pans, but the other day I was making apple sauce in a large pan that I don't normally use. It's very deep and the pan was almost over-flowing with apples. I was having problems stirring and reaching to the bottom of the pan. Thankfully, it didn't scorch my applesauce, but after filling all the canning jars and saw what had happened, YIKES! I soaked and soaked the pan in boiling water. Then I put the pan on the stove and cooked the water to see if it would help loosen the burnt apples. I ended up spending a great deal of time scrubbing that pan. This 'trick' as you call it, is definitely a keeper for me.
    Many THANKS for sharing!

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