Pro Tips on How to Clean Pots and Pans
Sep 22, 2023
Cleaning after cooking up a storm in the kitchen can be a tedious task. Small bowls, blender jars, and measuring cups are one thing, but the hardest ones yet have got to be your pots and pans. They sustain the most grease and solid residues, making them incredibly tough to clean thoroughly. Here are some of the best tricks to effectively remove them.
#1 Less scrubbing time
Once you’re done with your pots and pans after cooking, pour some club soda inside, just enough to cover their bottoms. Leave the soda in while you eat and by the time you’re done, the grime will loosen to save you some scrubbing time.
#2 Getting gunk off glass casseroles
Hard, baked-on stains on glassware can be removed with water and two tablets of Alka-Seltzer or denture cleaner. Fill them with warm water and the alkaline, then leave for an hour.
#3 Stains from aluminum pots
Fill the pots halfway with water and add ¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice. Bring to a boil and simmer for several minutes. Wash and rinse as usual. To get rid of very stubborn stains, try sprinkling some cream of tartar on the stain before soaking them with the liquids.
#4 Cast iron pans
Make a paste of cream of tartar and white vinegar. Apply generously on stains and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub with a damp, soft cloth.
#5 Burned food gunk
Mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to create a paste. Coat the pots and pans with it and let them sit for at least an hour before soaking in warm water. Wipe down the grime and stains with a scrub sponge.
#6 Treating rust
Sprinkle some laundry detergent powder on the rusty spots. Cut a raw potato in half and use the cut side to scour on the rust. Finally, rinse them off.