Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Clean Burnt On Food From a Stainless Steel Pan

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Easy (14)      Cleaning (11)      Home Remedies (3)      Cheap (3)      Household Tips (1)     
Looking after two children and a husband often away with work, means that I have to multi task alot. However, sometimes things don't always run smoothly and I have a tendancy to forget about my dinner which results in a burnt on mess. The dry sizzle of food burning onto the pan and the terrible smell is enough to make you want to chuck the pan in the bin. Usually a good soak and a hard scrub will solve the problem but occasionally it's a much bigger task.



burnt food, saucepan, pot, black, vinegar, clean
Dinner disaster


Here's how to easily remove welded on burnt food from the bottom of a stainless steel saucepan. It's cheap, quick and doesn't require elbow grease.

Time: 15 minutes

Materials
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
Wooden spoon



burnt food, saucepan, pot, black, vinegar, clean
Vinegar is the magic ingredient


Method
Give the pan a quick rinse under the tap to remove any loose pieces of food (in this example everything was welded to the bottom of the pan)
Mix the white vinegar and water together.
Add the vinegar/water mix to the saucepan.
Bring the vinegar/water mix to the boil.



burnt food, saucepan, pot, black, vinegar, clean
The vinegar and water need to be boiling


After 5 minutes of boiling, use your wooden spoon to gently loosen off the burnt food.



burnt food, saucepan, pot, black, vinegar, clean
Use a wooden spoon to help speed up the process


It will take about 15 minutes in total for the burnt food to be dislodged and a scraping with the wooden spoon will help speed up the process.
Be careful not to let the saucepan run dry, you don't want to have a repeat of the mistake that got you into this mess in the first place.
Once all the burnt food has been removed, throw out the water/vinegar mix.
Wash the pan in hot soapy water to ensure you have removed all traces of the burn and any vinegar residue as you don't want your food to take on this taste.



burnt food, saucepan, pot, black, vinegar, clean
Clean again without a trace of the burnt on mess


Alternatively, you could set a timer so you don't forget about your dinner. I'm hoping I've learnt my lesson this time.

Categories
#Easy
#Cleaning
#Household Tips
#Home Remedies
#Cheap
I like this Howto - 8
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Howtos by Claire Winlow
view all howtos by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
My toddler loves to paint with brushes, sponges and best of all fingers and hands
12 likes
This is a sweet alternative to a regular birthday card
9 likes
I always have grand ideas for kid's birthday parties but being a busy working mum, it's gets closer ...
11 likes
ID: 1018
[ Submit a Comment ]
Brilliant - I could have used this a few times.
by Jon
Trending Howtos
3 likes
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
Why not take an orange and turn it into an easy Jack O Lantern to celebrate Halloween this year? You...
by Lucy
10 likes
Trending on Other Hubs
The weight loss industry is a multi billion dollar gold mine
14 likes
Do you ever find yourself collecting lots of shells on a trip to a beach and then wonder what you're...
10 likes
Make some cookies an extra special gift with this simple gift basket created from a paper plate
9 likes
You can easily dress fashionably when you are in your 20s
8 likes
New on Other Hubs
It is great fun to collect fallen gumnuts, but how can these wonderful gifts from nature be incorpor...
by Lucy
9 likes
Collect all your corks and turn them into this super fun mini boat that is GUARANTEED to float
by Lucy
6 likes
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version