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Cleaning Pots and Pans
First, you can make your own scratchless scrubbers from the nylon mesh bags that onions and other produce come in.
If you need a little scrubbing powder, try a mix of baking soda and water.
If you want to get the bottoms of your copper lined pans clean, spread a bit of vinegar on the bottom and then sprinkle with salt.
Last Chance for Cleaning Burned on Foods
If you've really burned a mess, try this. It takes 2 days but it hasn't failed me yet.
- First, scrub off whatever you can using your normal methods. Remember, cold water works best for eggs, chocolate, potatoes, and rice.
- Fill the pot with hot water and add a squirt of liquid dish soap. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Cover the pot and let it sit at least half an hour.
- Use a wooden spoon or one of those plastic pot scrapers (I love those!) to get off as much as possible. Sometimes this is enough and you can be done.
- If you've still got burned on gunk to deal with, sprinkle baking soda in the pan and add just enough water to make a thick paste and spread it all around. Let it sit overnight.
- Do NOT rinse the pan of the baking soda paste. Add 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar to the pan making sure there's enough liquid to cover all the burned parts, but at least 2" of liquid. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes. The cool and let sit overnight.
- Scrub out the pot. If there are still burned on bits but you've made good progress, go back to step 2 and repeat.