Asked on Jan 7, 2020

How do I clean pots and pans?

Kathy Gunter LawHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudeJohnavallance82


8 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jan 7, 2020

    Hi Dotti, hope this helps you get your pots and pans sparkling clean. How to Clean Enameled Pots

    1. Boil Water. Fill the pot or pan with about 1 quart of water, or more, if necessary to cover the burned area. Bring the water to a boil on medium heat.
    2. Add Baking Soda. Add two tablespoons of baking soda, then stir with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture simmer for several minutes.
    3. Scrape the Pan.

    May 14, 2019

    How to Clean Pans With Baking Soda - The Spruce › baking-soda-and-pots-and-pans-1900441

  • Sharon
    on Jan 7, 2020

    I just learned a new trick to clean a tin-lined copper pan, or any tin pan. Take a piece of aluminum foil and fold over 4x to line the bottom of your pot (use a pyrex dish on the bottom if it floats up), Then add 1 tbsp of baking soda and 1 tbsp of non-iodized salt (I used kosher salt) then add boiling water to the rim, let sit at least 30 mins or more..... all the tarnish transfers to the foil in the bottom. I used a brillo pad to remove the residue left after removing the foil and boiling water..... wow, sparkling clean.

  • Cynthia H
    on Jan 7, 2020

    I put hot water in them with a squirt of Dawn dish detergent. Let it sit and washed clean with very little effort.

  • Cindy
    on Jan 7, 2020

    Hi Dotti. If your pots and pans have seen better days, try putting oven cleaner on them. Let it sit for 1 - 2 hrs and then scrub with a non-abrasive scrubbie. This works on your sheet trays and cookie sheets too.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jan 7, 2020

    Hi Dotti,

    If Washing up liquid and hot water doesn't work, try a Brillo pad and hot water!

  • Hi Dotti - This is a great tutorial on how to clean, season, and care for cast iron skillets. Hope it helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jan 7, 2020

    Outside: baking soda, marble paste, barkeeper's friend, or SOS pad.

    Inside: it will depend on the finish so check with manufacturer but in general I use blue Dawn and super hot water. To scrub you can use a sponge "scrub daddy" or Norwex's netted dish cloth or some other medium that is safe for all surfaces.

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