It’s no secret that I’m easily distracted so it probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that I
often very occasionally burn the tea which leaves me with a burnt pan to clean.
The fact that my husband refuses to wash my burnt pans (he does all the rest of the pots usually) because I should have been more careful means that I ‘ve become a bit of a ‘how to clean a burnt pan’ expert! Not something I’m particularly proud of but hey ho!
Anyway, after another burnt pan incident last night (not my fault this time as someone came to the door), I thought I’d share a few of my tips with you in case you ever have to clean a burnt pan yourself….
- Boil salted water for 15 minutes and then leave to cool in the pan.
- Sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda on the base of the pan and then cover with vinegar.
- Cover the base of the pan with washing powder and pour in a little bit of boiling water.
- Pour in enough coke (full fat) to cover the burnt area, boil it for 10 minutes and leave to cool.
- Make a paste with Bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice and spread over the burnt area.
- Dissolve a dishwasher capsule in some boiling water in the pan.
I find that the first one usually does the trick but with stubborn burny bits it’s not enough to get it all off without some serious scrubbing so I’ll usually move on to one of the others if it doesn’t work, depending what I have to hand.
With all of the above methods, they work best if you leave them overnight before giving them a good scrub and you might find that you need to use a combination of the above along with a fair amount of elbow grease but I’ve not had to throw a pan away yet!
**Obviously, prevention is better than cure so it’s clearly better to not get distracted while you’re cooking the tea. Focus!**
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