Cleaning burnt pans can be extremely frustrating. Having ruined your perfect meal a painfully long cleaning session could be in order. You may wonder if it is even possible to bring your pan back to life. The good news is that it is possible and there are many ways to do it. Here are some top tips submitted by one of our experienced housekeepers in Notting Hill.
The soak and scrub method
One of the easiest methods to remove burnt stains from your pan is by soaking your pan in piping hot water. Warm water alone will not remove such stains, but what it will do is loosen up any burnt pieces allowing you to clean them off more easily. Once that is done you can add washing up liquid and scrub away using a wire or plastic scrubber. For the best results it is wise to leave your burnt pan to rest overnight before beginning the scrubbing process.
Whilst salt is used to provide flavour to your favourite meals, salt can also bring great benefits to your cooking pans. Whilst working mainly for light burn stains, salt has proven to be a popular tool for removing those dreaded burnt stains. Using salt involves adding 3-4 table spoons to the burnt pan in question before filling it with warm water. After that place the pan on the stove and let the water and salt solution to boil for around 15-30 minutes. Finish off by scrubbing of the remaining burnt marks.
Vinegar and baking soda
Another simple method to remove those stubborn burnt marks from your pan is through using vinegar and baking soda. What’s the benefit of this method? It requires very little effort from you. Cover the bottom of your pan with warm water before placing 1 cup of vinegar to the pan. Place the pan onto your stove and bring the pan to the boil. Once done remove the pan and add around 2 table spoons of baking soda. The baking soda should then fizz leaving you free to wash out your pan and have your sparkling pan back in no time.
If you do not have vinegar lying around at home baking soda on its own can do the trick. Create a paste by adding a few drops of water to the 2 table spoons of baking soda in a separate bowl. Cover the paste on the stains and leave for a few minutes before washing up.
Lemons can efficiently remove away grime and grease from pretty much anything in your home. Burnt stains on your pans therefore are no exception. Using lemons follows in a similar vein as the procedure above. Begin by filling your pan with warm water before cutting 3 lemons in half. Put the lemons into the water and bring the water to the boil on your stove. Once boiled leave the water to cool before scraping of the burnt marks. The lemons should effectively loosen the stains making the scraping and washing process that much simpler.
And there you have it, a variety of ways in which you can remove even the most stubborn burnt marks from your pans. We hope that you found our tips useful and hope they come in handy the next time you manage to burn your pan. For any other household items that require cleaning why not book a professional cleaner who would be happy to help with your needs. You can check out a huge list of experienced housekeepers in Camden and the rest of London on our website!