How do you clean the burnt on gunk from your pots and pans?

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  • Immediately after cooking anything that could potentially become a mess, I let the pot or pan cool down, then drop in sme dawn dishdetergent and fill with water and let soak. For really gloppy stuff I will let soak overnight. Then was as usual. I also clean my stove every time I cook, and I cook every single day, at least for the pets. That way I have no greasy messy stuff built up and never have to do a "major cleaning" - just the easiest way for me. Depending on the type of pot and finish, you can also add some white vinegar.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 27, 2017

  • Gloria Nale Gloria Nale on Mar 30, 2017
    Magic Eraser is what I use.

  • Jeannie.mcquaid Jeannie.mcquaid on Mar 31, 2017
    If you've burnt something on the inside of a saucepan, put 1/4 c of baking soda and 1/4 cup of water and bring it to a simmer on the stove. Ever couple of minutes give it a stir/scrape with a spoon. Might take an hour or so but eventually even heavily charred stuff will flake off.

    If it's on the outside of the pan, make a paste of soda and water, apply and cover with a tea towel that's been dampened with vinegar. Leave it over night. What's left should dry scrub off with the soda and a paper towel.

  • Easy fix for baked on grease:on a hot sunny day, put baking dishes, pots, pans...whatever has blackened residue, in a black garbage bag with a cup or so of ammonia. Seal it shut and set in the sun for a day. When you take it in the grease will have softened up and will wash off easily.

  • Sva22290732 Sva22290732 on Mar 31, 2017
    put a dryer sheet in the pan, fill with hot water and let it soak over night. In the morning you should be able to easily clean it out.

  • Nancy Parisi Nancy Parisi on Apr 01, 2017
    I had a terrible burned on mess in my oven. It took three days but came off nicely. I scraped off what I was about 1/2 inch thick. ...then covered the entire burned on part with baking soda, sprayed it with water, closed the door. the next day I cleaned off what had been loosened. I did this two more days. I was thrilled it all...ALL....came chemicals. I thought I was stuck with that mess forever. another lesson learned was watch your stuffed cabbage

  • Guyann Perryman Guyann Perryman on Apr 02, 2017
    Clean off what you can. Then lay a fabric softener sheet in the bottom of the pan and cover with about an inch of water. Let it set over night. This always works for me:)