So, you’ve burned your sheet pan, or maybe your cast iron skillet…or maybe your favorite soup pot. No worries friends, I’m going to show you How to Clean Burned Cookware in a snap, no matter what it is!
There is not much worse than burning your cookware. There have been quite a few situations where I thought I would have to throw out and replace different pieces of cookware in my kitchen because let’s just say, I’m easily distracted and burning food happens often in our home. I’m really bad about walking away from a pot of chili or pan of baked ziti and totally forgetting it while folding the laundry or getting distracted by an old episode of Friends. The bad thing about this is that I’ve burned quite a few dinners, but the good thing is that I am a pro at cleaning burned pots and pans! May as well find the silver lining in this situation, right? Today I want to share the methods that I use to rescue my burned pots, pans, baking sheets, cast iron skillets and even the good old slow cooker! Hopefully these ideas will help save some of your cookware too!
First, let’s talk about sheet pans, shall we? I burn mine constantly. The photo above was the result of some really crispy, yet delicious potatoes. I actually wanted them super crispy, but the pan was a mess. Most people would look at this pan and think it was done for, but the truth is, it’s super easy to clean with all natural ingredients. You can find the full instructions for How to Naturally Clean a Sheet Pan HERE! Take a look at the quick and easy video I put together below to see how well it really works!
I have another fun way to clean your sheet pans, and it involves using dryer sheets…I used this method more before I figured out a more natural way to clean my sheet pans, and it works great! See How to Clean Sheet Pans Using Dryer Sheets HERE!
I love the way this Pot and Pan Cleaning Paste works on all of my pots and pans. It’s super easy to make, and I keep a container of it under my sink for any stuck on foods that are tough to clean. It smells amazing too!
Got a pot or pan that needs a little more help? This is my husband’s beloved chili pot. I was supposed to be watching his chili while he was out for a few minutes, and accidentally let it burn. I thought this pot was going to have to be replaced because NOTHING would remove the burned on chili from the bottom. I discovered a way to save it, and share How to Clean Burned Pots and Pans HERE!
I am a HUGE lover of cast iron skillets and dutch ovens, but they have a bad name for being tough to clean and maintain. The truth is, they are actually really easy to take care of, even if you have an old one that has rust on it. Check out my post showing How to Clean Cast Iron Skillets HERE! I bet you already have everything you need to clean yours right in your pantry. Also…once you’ve figured this out, you can start looking for cast iron pieces at garage sales and flea markets!
And, last but not least…I have an easy tutorial showing How to Clean a Slow Cooker along with some fun tips for cooking with them and some recipes too! You can take your dirty crock pot or slow cooker from dirty to like new in the matter of a few minutes with ease!
These tips and tricks should help get your cookware back to like new condition so you can continue to cook with them for years to come, and hopefully pass them down to your kiddos when they get older!
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