Getting caked-on food off your pots is possible. All you need is a little time and elbow grease.
You will need
- Baking soda
- A sponge or paper towel
- A fabric-softener sheet
Step 1 Sprinkle baking soda Sprinkle baking soda in the pot or pan, so it coats the bottom entirely.
Step 2 Moisten with water Add enough warm water for the baking soda to become a paste.
Step 3 Wait Let it sit for at least ten minutes; the longer you let it soak, the better. The sodium bicarbonate will penetrate the stuck-on food and loosen it.
No baking soda? Use a wet fabric softener sheet; it contains antistatic agents that will loosen the bond between the food and the pot.
Step 4 Wipe Wipe the pot with a sponge or damp paper towel.
Step 5 Don’t give up Food still stuck? Add more baking soda and water, and this time boil the mixture in the pot for a few minutes. Let it cool, then wipe clean.
When mixed with water, baking soda can also soothe a bee sting, clean teeth, and keep a drain clog-free.