After cooking some delicious food, sticky leftovers take work to get rid of. This is when the role of some tips to clean a burnt pan comes in demand.
There are quite a few techniques that can help an individual in cleaning that sticky or sometimes burnt material from the pans.
The procedures and methods that are listed below will help you out with your concern for sure. It is not as tough as it seems to be, just go on with the steps that are written below and you will get a crisp and clear pan.
Also, keep in mind that all these methods are operational on different sorts of pans that is one must read the methods carefully as we have mentioned which method should be used for what sort of pans.
The burnt pan might get in a worse situation if it is not cleaned with the best method which is suitable for it.
Methods To Clean Burnt Pan
The following are the easy methods that could be followed to clean a burnt pan-
Boiling Water And Baking Soda
Let us start with the most basic method that one can use to remove any sort of material from the pan-
- Firstly fill the pan with water and start boiling the water at a high flame for about five to eight minutes. This will lead to softening the hard material that has got stuck with the surface of the pan
- Wait for the water to get cool down and start scraping the softened material from the pan
- You will notice the material starts coming off easily from the surface as compared to the hardcore material which was not coming off
- Some remainings might still not get off
- Add sodium hydrogen carbonate also known as baking soda to the damp pan
- Now start scrubbing the remainings and they will also start getting off
- This happens because baking soda starts reacting with the leftovers and this makes them get off the surface as the bond starts breaking
- The result is that you have a clean pan with you within just a few minutes of boiling and scrubbing
Lemons In Boiling Water
We know lemons possess citric acid which can help in removing the garbage material from the pan as it goes and reacts with the material that has got stuck to the pan-
- Boil water inside the same pan you want to clean
- Cut a lemon into 4 quarters and put it inside the pan before pouring the water
- After spreading the quarter of the lemons inside the pan, pour water into it and start boiling.
- The burnt residue will get soften and you can simply scrub off the pan and you will have a clean pan as the process outcome
There is a restriction in this process. If you own a pan that is made up of cast iron or copper then you must avoid this method as the acid can corrode metals like these and this will not be good for the pan.
Water And Vinegar
Now if you are done with both the above methods and still are not able to clean your pan as a whole then maybe you need this method.
- You need equal quantities of water and white vinegar
- Fill the pan in such a way that it is filled with half water and half vinegar
- It should cover the whole sticky material that is there on the pan
- Start boiling the solution present in the pan
- Notice the remainings are getting off on their own from the surface
- The black debris which is the toughest part to get rid of is also falling off
- After the boiling part is done you will have to wait again for letting the solution to cool down
After the solution cools down you can pour out the solution if you think that majority of the part you wanted to clean has already been loosened.
But, in case you think that it is still stuck and would not get off easily then you may take a damp cloth or sponge and try to remove it. It might get off the surface now and provide you with a clean pan.
Baking Soda And Dish Wash
Another method with its high power intensity to help you get rid of the debris is the solution of baking soda and dish wash with water.
- Boil the water but here you will have to put a good quantity of baking soda
- Add a few tablespoons of dish wash in the water and start boiling the water
- Notice debris that was stuck to the bottom part of the pan comes off and starts floating inside the pan
This process is usually followed in many households for cleaning utensils that have debris stuck at their surface. It is an effective method and can help you in getting relief from the garbage.
Vinegar And Baking Soda
If the case is extreme and you are done with everything listed above this is the method to go for. Now you have to fill the pan with the vinegar only.
- The vinegar solution will not be diluted with water after filling the pan as you have to heat the solution for that
- You must not heat the vinegar at a high flame, keep the flame on medium and let the vinegar heat.
- After about five to eight minutes of heating the solution on a sim flame, remove the solution from the flame and let the vinegar cool down.
- After it gets a bit normal put the baking soda into the vinegar which will lead to a reaction in which carbon dioxide production takes place.
- After the reaction starts start rubbing the surface of the pan with a sponge or a brush to remove the debris.
- Pour out the vinegar and baking soda solution from the pan and you will find out that all sorts of debris or stains that were there on the pan have been removed
Rubbing Aluminium Foil
Now after being done and dusted with every listed method here comes a method that might need some extra power in the hand-
- Boil water on a high flame and add some dishwasher detergent
- Remove the pan from the flame.
- Wait for the solution to cool down.
- Tear a small sheet of aluminum foil and crumble that sheet to make it like a ball.
- Rub the remains with that crumbled foil and you will see that the debris is removed as you put in power through the foil
One must make sure that the pan is not non-stick before cleaning it with the crumbled foil as it will result in the Teflon layer removal which is responsible for keeping the pan nonstick.
This method should be operated only on other sorts of pans that are not layered with any such protective layer.