Ever Burn a Pot? Well Get it Cleaned with Vinegar!

Coming from the chef and catering world, I’m not stranger to burnt pots. Even recently, over the weekend, I was one zealous Yoli trying to toast rice fast vs slow and steady and then forgetting I had the pot on the stove turned into a burnt mess. But there is a sure way to start from a clean, stainless steel slate. And your friends in the fight are vinegar and baking soda (or powder). Typically baking soda is used but I ran out and used it’s cousin, baking powder. Mind you this works on stainless, steel pots!

1. In the burnt pot, place enough water to cover the burnt area. Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of vinegar.

2. Place on the stove and bring to a boil. Remove pot from the heat.

3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the baking soda or powder and let the magic happen.

4. Scrub your pot with an abrasive sponge.

Bam! And your burnt pot has been saved. You’re welcome.

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YGL staff