Remove as much of the burnt-on food as you can using regular dishwashing methods.
Fill the pan about 2/3 of the way with water and add a generous amount of detergent to the pan.
Set the pan on the stove and bring the water-detergent mixture to a boil. Let the mixture simmer for at least 10 minutes, You should see the residue begin to loosen.
Remove the pan from the heat and let the water cool until it is just barely warm. Using a scrub sponge, remove the burnt-on food from the pan.
Repeat this process for as many times as it takes to remove the burnt-on food.
Things You Will Need
- Dishwashing detergent
- Some people find that using baking soda on stubborn food stains works just as well. Sprinkle the burnt-on food with baking soda and add just enough water to make a paste. Scour the pan with a scrub sponge and rinse. If the mess wasn't too stubborn, it should lift right out.