Asked on Mar 28, 2018

How to remove burnt pasta stuck at the bottom of a pot? ​

by Joellen

Burnt pasta stuck at bottom of pot - how to clean a burnt pot to remove the food?

  18 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 28, 2018

    what did you put

    • Joellen Joellen on Mar 28, 2018

      Didn't get your answer only part. I put warm water with Palmolive dish soap, set for awhile & scruped, it worked😁thanks

  • Toni Toni on Mar 28, 2018

    Put baking soda and water in the pot, bring it to a boil then turn the stove off and let it sit for awhil.

  • Amanda Amanda on Mar 28, 2018

    Hello. I would try to scrap off as much as possible. Then use elbow grease and Bar Keepers friend to scrub off. I have done this with tomato soup. I almost tossed the pan but was able to get it like new. Good Luck!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 28, 2018

    Try putting water in the pot with liquid dishwashing soap and boiling. It has worked for me before.

  • Julie King Julie King on Mar 28, 2018

    I fill the pan with a layer of water and dish soap, put it back on the stove and simmer, stirring and scraping the pan until it is clean again. Works every time

  • Joyceawhitt Joyceawhitt on Mar 28, 2018

    I have used Dawn in boiling water let it cool, empty, scrape or scrub repeat. Friends have used dishwasher detergent same process.

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone Amy Ogden-Paparone on Mar 28, 2018


    This has happened to me also. Here is what I do, and it works. Hope it helps!

    To start, add a few drops of dish soap ( Dawn dish soap works best) to the dirty pan. Next, you'll need to add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and fill the pan ¼ of the way with water. Put the pan back on the stove on high and let it simmer for a while. Once the pot has simmered for a few minutes, pour the hot liquid down the drain. Using a spatula or spoon, start removing the burnt on stuff. You may have to do this step more than once until most of it all comes off. When you have most of it off, use warm water and a brillo pad to clean it back to new! Hope this helps!

  • Shawna Holowatuk Shawna Holowatuk on Mar 28, 2018

    I put OXI CLEAN powder added a little hot water and let it sit, it soon just lifted off like magic!

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Mar 28, 2018

    I boil water with a bit of baking soda and some dish soap then scrap it off with a metal turner. It may take a few times, but you should be able to get that out of your pan

  • Melanie Czoka Melanie Czoka on Mar 31, 2018

    Vinegar and baking soda

  • Amir Hyman Amir Hyman on Jan 03, 2023

    Here are some steps you can follow to remove burnt pasta that is stuck to the bottom of a pot:

    1. Fill the pot with water and bring it to a boil.
    2. Add a small amount of baking soda to the water. The baking soda will help to loosen the burnt pasta from the bottom of the pot.
    3. Let the pot simmer for a few minutes to allow the baking soda to work its magic.
    4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently scrape the burnt pasta off of the bottom of the pot. Be careful not to scratch the pot while doing this.
    5. If the burnt pasta is still stuck to the bottom of the pot, you can try adding a little bit of vinegar to the water. The acidity of the vinegar can help to break down the burnt food and make it easier to remove.
    6. If the burnt pasta is still not coming off, you can try using a scouring pad or steel wool to scrub the bottom of the pot. Be sure to use a gentle scrubbing motion to avoid damaging the pot.
    7. Once the burnt pasta has been removed, rinse the pot thoroughly to remove any leftover bits of food. If the pot is still dirty or has a burnt smell, you can fill it with water and a few drops of dish soap and bring it to a boil. This will help to loosen and remove any remaining food particles and odors.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 03, 2023

    I am a soaker. Most things come clean when you allow them in soak in water and Dawn.

    I recently had a similiar problem but one where rice was burnt on the bottom of a pan. I let it soak for 2 days and it came out. A little comet and they was no trace left.

  • Hometalk has a great guide that covers many different ways to clean a burnt pot using everyday things you probably already have at home:

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 10, 2024

    I use baking soda to soak, it looses and clean out the next morning.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 12, 2024

    Soak overnight to loosen it all.

  • I'd fill the pot with some water and set it to boil for a bit, get as much off that way, then try a sponge with dish soap after it's cooled. If that didn't work, probably some Bar Keeper's Friend and a scrubby.

  • Dee Dee on May 16, 2024

    Cream of tarter powder in boiling water. Let sit for about 30 minutes and then wash.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 16, 2024

    Boil dishwasher powder and it will loosen.