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4 easy ways to rescue burnt saucepans

If you've had a saucepan disaster and are left with a burned-on mess, don't despair! Try one of these clever tricks to bring it back to life.

October 8, 2020
Person scrubbing saucepan under running tap
  1. Sodium bi-carb and boiling water
    Remove as much of the burnt food as possible with a plastic scraper. Pour a cup of boiling water into the pan and add 2 tbs of sodium bi-carb. Allow to soak for 30 minutes. The burnt layer should come away easily.
  2. Sodium bi-carb and vinegar
    Boil equal amounts of vinegar and water in the pan. Pour out the liquid and sprinkle sodium bi-carb over inside of the pan. When the pan has cooled, scrub away the burn with more baking soda and rinse clean.
  3. Tumble dryer sheets
    Add a few drops of washing up liquid to the pan with hot water. Place a dryer sheet in the water and press it down so it is completely submerged. Leave for an hour and then wash the pan out and scrub away any remaining burned bits
  4. Cola (any brand)
    Pour a few centimetres of cola into the pan and leave to soak for a few hours. Use a plastic scraper to remove the burnt food residue.

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