Scrape excess food from the pan with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula. Do not scratch the coating on the pan.
Fill a stuck on pan with cold water and allow to soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Cold water loosens the stuck-on food and makes the pan easier to clean.
Pour off the water and scrub the pan with a scrubbie or sponge designed for the type of pan. Teflon, silverstone and other non-stick surfaces require delicate care. Stainless steel can be cleaned with a metal scrubber.
Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 cup baking soda in the bottom of pans that resist your efforts. Add water to cover the soiled area. Place on medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. The baking soda and water mixture typically lifts stuck-on food from the pan.
Wash in warm soapy water and rinse with hot water.
Things You Will Need
- Wooden spoon
- Baking soda
- Dish detergent
- White vinegar
- Make a paste of 1/2 cup dish washing detergent, 2/3 cup of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of vinegar and store near the kitchen sink. Use the paste to scrub baked or burned on residue from pots and pans. Rinse to remove residue.
- Soak stuck on pans overnight with a solution of 1/4 cup salt and cold water.