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Thread: Not a Recipe, But Need Help With Burned Pot

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    Oven cleaner. Works every time.

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    Caustic soda
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    A good raised dessertspoon of baking soda to about an inch of water... boil for about 10 minutes then leave the pot on the stove until the morning... you will find the burn will just lift off.... we have all done it at some stage in our lives...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN View Post
    Place your pot in a black plastic bag, put in about a cup of ammonia, seal it up and place in a sunny spot for a couple of days. It should just wipe off after that. Had the same problem just last week. ( Too poor to pay attention)
    I have read this ammonia remedy many times, and I wouldn't hesitate to try it. It always sounds like it works wonders for those who try it.

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    I just burned a pot this evening...was cooking some quinoa...and it wasn't done yet, so I left cooking longer, and left the room, got distracted, and by the time I was back it was burned to the bottom of the pan. I will be trying one method, and then the next to see if I can save the pan. It is a stainless steel one-I have had it over 35 years...one of my favorites. Think I will start with soaking overnight with fabric softner sheet(s) and see what that does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terri123 View Post
    Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and an SOS pad.
    I have cleaned our heavy stainless steel stockpot which had burned on apple pieces on the bottom inside. First, I did the baking soda with hot water on the range. DH was so upset with himself for "ruining the pot" when he made applesauce. No problem! Make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide right in the pot and apply liberally to the burned areas. Allow to loosen or even leave overnite. You should be able to remove the clumps and scorched areas with ease with a brush or SOS pad. Apply more than once if necessary. Relax! :-) I have "renewed" even old pans with baked on grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr View Post
    The baking soda treatment works well. Also courtesy of my son-in-law a used fabric softner sheet that was used in dryer works. Use hot water and let set over night
    The dryer sheet is what we do and it works amazingly well. :-)
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    Soak the pan in a paste made of water and Barkeepers Friend powder....there is a chemical in the powder that will make fast work of it.

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    This thread has come at just the right time for me. Was cooking corned meat last night and forgot about it. The meat is still edible but the pot is a mess. Have it soaking with salt & lots of vinegar. if that won't work I'll try some of the methods suggested here. Thank you all for your suggestions. Love this board and all the helpful members.

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    I've done this many times. Use Bar Keepers Friend, found by the Ajax and Comet cleaners in the grocery store. Scrub with a scouring side of a sponge. It comes off.
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    I think, whatever method you use, you need to let it sit for a day or two to work.
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    Cream of Tartar is an Old Timer fix and really does work. Just not sure of the measurements.....anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    Cream of Tartar is an Old Timer fix and really does work. Just not sure of the measurements.....anyone know?
    I saw on TV one time about using Cream of Tarter and vinigar to clean a burned on pot. It also works with glass and even my cooktop without scratches. Pour a small amount of vinigar into or on top of the mess and add Cream of Tartar until it is of a paste consistency. This is usable on many objects but it does require a little bit of elbow grease. I especially use this this mixture a lot, on my cooktop which appears to be a painted material, not the old porcelain.

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    There is some stuff that beer makers use to soak the bottles in and take the labels off, it is called Straight A and it took the stuff off my burned pot like magic
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    How about putting some paper towels with ammonia in it and letting it sit. I know it works for ovens

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    When I use to live in Mexico we used dirt and scrubbed a scorched pot. I haven't had it fail yet even though I've never been back in over 25 yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty's Mom View Post
    I wonder, would this also work for the burner grates that has burned on crud on them?
    I had read several places on the web including Pinterest that putting your grates in a plastic garbage bag with one cup of sudsy ammonia. Seal it and leave it overnight, also suggested that this is done on the patio or outside. Remove the grates and rinse with water, repeat if necessary.

    I have the enameled gray over cast iron grates on my gas range and it works with them.
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    Thanks QB Members! Used the baking soda/water method (or I should say my DD did) and voila! One super clean pot. Now, what can I burn this week? Maybe I'll make soup...liquids usually don't burn! LOL

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    How about using one of those spray on oven cleaners and let it sit for a while. I used oven cleaner once a long while ago and it worked. You might have to do it a couple of times to get all the black off. Good luck!

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    Just reporting in....I did soak with the fabric sheets...and I am so happy...the pan is saved!!! The burned bottom released after soaking overnight with the fabric softner. THANK_YOU to those of you that suggested that!!!

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    Glad the dryer sheets worked for you, Patchsamkim! Somewhere I saw a list of things used dryer sheets can do. Most were cleaning ideas. We use them for soaking burnt on casseroles, etc. They also removed those ugly brown spots on the casseroles. They they remove the gunk from around spigots and such in the kitchen and bathroom. Sure wish I could find that 100 uses list again. Now you have a pan that looks good again. YIppee!
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    baking soda and bit of water, let it sit a day or two

    I just burned my stainless steel pot when I left orange marmalade over night on the stove, about an inch of black charcoal on the bottom of the pot. Came off beautifully with baking soda soak.

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    If heat burned it on, use cold water and dish detergent. Soak over night. Using heat to clean up something that heat caused does not make sense. And using poisonous items and solutions to clean something you serve food out of does not make sense to me either. No thanks.

    If heat caused the issue, use cold water. Vice versa.

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    Get as much scraped off as possible and sprinkle Barkeeper's Friend on the bottom and let set a few minutes and take a damp dishcloth and rub it in until it's clean. I do this with my stainless pressure cookers. I have burned them pretty bad and I always get them like new again. Hope it works for you.

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    Use a Fabric Softener Sheet and Hot water let it set and all of the burnt stuff will magically come lose.
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