4 tricks to make burnt pans look new again

Cleaning and restoring a burnt pan can be a difficult and time-consuming task. While improved dish soap formulas are a big help, sometimes additional tricks are needed to restore the shine to surfaces.

In addition, it is important to remember that incorrect use of pan cleaning products can accelerate their deterioration. Using inappropriate products or overly abrasive sponges is not the best option for removing residue that cannot be removed with regular detergent.

Before you risk permanently damaging your pans, try one of the following DIY methods to restore them and get them sparkling again.

  1. White vinegar and baking soda
    Both white vinegar and baking soda have multiple uses when cleaning your home. In this case, they are very effective in eliminating burnt food residues that accumulate on the surface of the pans.

Pour 125ml of white vinegar into the burnt pan, then add 250ml of water and bring the solution to a boil.

Turn off the stove and add the baking soda. Wait for the bubbling reaction to finish, allow it to cool, and then use a non-abrasive sponge to remove any residue that comes off easily.

  1. Potato and salt
    As bizarre as it may seem, the combination of a potato and some coarse salt is very effective at restoring a burnt pan.

Rinse the burnt pan and sprinkle coarse salt on the surface. Cut a potato in half and rub it on the surface of the pan for a few minutes.

Finally, rinse and repeat the application again if necessary.

  1. Coarse salt and aluminum foil
    The coarse salt and aluminum foil trick is one of the most effective tricks for restoring burnt pans, especially iron pans, which are more sensitive to water.

Rub a tablespoon of coarse salt onto the surface of the pan, then form a ball out of aluminum foil and rub it over the burnt areas. After a few minutes the aluminum foil ball has become dark.

Finally, wash the pan as usual.

  1. Baking soda and lemon
    Both ingredients have degreasing and slightly abrasive properties that help remove burnt food residue from pan surfaces.

Sprinkle 20 grams of baking soda on the pan and then rub it with half a lemon. Finally rinse with plenty of water.

Now that you know how to revive a burnt pan , before you get rid of it, try using one of the four tricks described above to make it look new again.

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