Here are 3 easy and effective remedies to remove burnt residue from pots and pans!
To prevent food from sticking, first you need to keep the flame low and monitor the temperature so that the type does not dry out too much.
As a matter of fact, those ugly dark marks that remain on non-stick or steel pans are not only unsightly but also harmful to your health. Then, if your cookware shows obvious surface corrosion, it would be wise to replace it immediately. Some products, in fact, can be too aggressive and corrode the bottom or walls of pans, releasing harmful elements during cooking.
But to remove any remnants and be able to better check the health of a pan, try, first, these simple methods, harmless on steel, to decisive on stains.
Steel pans encrusted or burned?
Just scrubbing is not enough, indeed, sometimes it is just useless to waste energy repeatedly trying to remove traces of dirt from pots and pans: they stay there with no intention of leaving!
The three effective remedies:
- Try mixing vinegar, baking soda and water: pour everything into the pan and leave it for ten minutes. Then turn on the gas, bring to a boil, and trust the heat: it will melt any dark stains like snow in the sun!
- Or, resort to lemon: its mildly abrasive acidity can guarantee excellent results. Pour in the juice, let it act for a quarter of an hour or so, then wash and rinse the pan under hot water.
- If, on the other hand, the compromised pan was made of ceramic or earthenware, you may want to resort to a carbonated beverage. Its corrosive properties can dissolve all traces of burning. Mix it with cold water and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Then, proceed with the usual washing, but use a toothbrush to dislodge any residue more easily.