Top Tip for August 2018
Posted on 15th August 2018 at 11:09
How to Clean Burnt Pan
If you've ever burned the bottom of a pot or pan while or after getting distracted by your phone, don't worry: there's a simple way to eliminate those dark marks.
I’ve found and tried a great tip which involves water, washing up liquid and little simmer action - and that's it!!! It can make your pan look brand new.
How to Remove Burn Marks
1. Fill your pot with hot water and a few squirts of washing up liquid, like Fariy Washing up Liquid. Then put your pan, filled with soapy water on the stove and bring it to a simmer.
2. Let the pan simmer for 15 minutes or more (depending on how much food is stuck on the bottom) and use a spatula to carefully loosen and coax the burnt-on bits off the bottom and sides as they soften.
3. When all of the bits have been removed from the surface of the pan, empty it and scrub it clean with a pad, like a Brillo pad.
4. If it's a stainless-steel pot or pan, use a stainless steel cleaner, such as Astonish Oven and Cookware Cleaner (£3.65 from Amazon.co.uk) to restore shine. Keep in mind that some discoloration may remain, depending on how badly the pan was burned.
Ways to Prevent Burn Marks
1. If you lower the heat when cooking, less burnt-on residue will be left behind and you'll save time in the cleaning process. Win-win!
2. When you're using non-stick cookware, make sure you don't heat it above 200c
3. Use a stainless steel or cast-iron pan if your recipe calls for a high-heat method, like searing or browning meat.
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