Help for cleaning foods {Chili, soups} sticking to pots?

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  • Dav30793591 Dav30793591 on Jan 29, 2018
    Cook tomatoes in the pots with a little food oil and interior will be clean
  • First what type of pot are you using? Sometimes if the heat is too high, that can happen. Try cooking at a lower temperature. I have cheap pots and I have higher end stock pots. For soups, stews and chili, I use a good enamel over cast iron stock pot. Most cookware lines carry a less expensive version of the LeCreuset and Staub stockpot that work just as well in many cases.
  • Josie Josie on Jan 29, 2018
    I love Pam. Spray cooking pot liberally before heating, then cook whatever you like. After dinner rinse cookpot with hot water. Residue is usually fully removed at this point. If, however, some stubborn particles remain, just add a dash of liquid detergent and add water to cover the stain. Let it sit while you clean the table and load up the dishwasher (or hand wash dishes.) You can then pour out the water and all remnants will be dislodged. You can then just wash you cook pot with dish detergent as easily as you would a cup or a glass. I love Pam -- would not cook without it.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 29, 2018
    Turn down the heat and use a heavier sauce pan like a Revere.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 29, 2018
    Oh, and I use a metal heat diffuser a lot under saucepans to simmer stuff I don't want to burn like tomato sauce, cheese sauce, chili, stews, roasts, etc. I got my last one at Ace Hardware, and I buy these a lot for my disabled clients homes if I'm cooking for them.
  • Erin Erin on Jan 29, 2018
    If you have burned stuff on the inside bottom of your pot, fill with hot water and maybe a cup of baking soda, put on the stove and bring to a low boil. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, let sit on the stove until cool enough to put your hand in the water and see how much you can scrub off.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 29, 2018
    Bar keepers friend will remove any stuck on food
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