Ever get called away from the stove when you are cooking? Or, get caught up with another task before getting back to the stove to lower the flame? These little mishaps happen accidently every now and again. The result is food that is burnt on the bottom of the pot or pan. These cooked on stains will disappear without having to use elbow grease.
Winona shoppers can find all the cleaning agents and ingredients to aid in removing anything that gets stuck on your pots and pans at these local retailers:
- SuperValu – 601 Middleton Road (662) 283 – 2515
- Wal-mart – 620 S. Applegate Street (662) 283 – 3814
- Dollar General – 104 S. Applegate Street (662) 283 – 2492
- Fred’s – 104 S. Applegate Street (662) 283 – 2363
Fill the pot or pan with water. Add 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to boil for 20 minutes. Empty the pot and wash with soapy water and the cooked on food will wash away.
Cookie sheets and cake pans can get stained from food too. Place the tray across the sink and fill it with hot water. Add 203 tablespoons of baking soda and stir it around. Let the tray sit for 30 minutes and wash as usual to see clean cookie sheets once again.
Note: For really hard stains add ½ cup of white vinegar before setting water in the pot to a boil. The process may need to be repeated depending how stained the pan is before scrubbing with hot soapy water.
These tips are a more natural way to clean and inexpensive too. You can always soak pans overnight in hot soapy water or use Brillo and lots of elbow grease too.
Another product that works great is Dawn Power Clean. It is more powerful than the typical dish soap. The power clean ingredients do the job in five minutes where before those pots and pans had to soak overnight before the stubborn food stuck to the bottom would lift away.
© 2012 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved
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