Keep a couple of common household items on hand to clean any scorched or burnt pans in the kitchen. It is shown that white vinegar and baking soda can be effective to remove the darkening and stains that might compel you to toss-out your pots, and pans- but don't! For metal bakeware, use the following tips to remove the stains and restore the gleam of your favorite implements.
1. Put the pan on the stove with a couple inches of water. Add one-cup of white vinegar to the water in the pan and heat until boiling.
2. Remove the pan from the heat. Now add a couple tablespoons of baking soda to the pan. Prepare for it to fizz! Give it a light stir.
3. Empty the pan and wash. Empty the mixture from the pan and wash as usual with dishwashing detergent and hot water. Dry thoroughly to avoid rusting before putting the pans away.
4. Scour the pan using steel-wool or cleaning pads. For stubborn stains or spots, use a paste made from baking soda and a little bit of warm water. Allow the paste to sit for a bit before cleaning the pan as usual.
Don't let a scorch-mark or stain ruin your favorite pots and pans. Instead, give them some love with this simple cleaning technique, using white vinegar and baking soda. This method is effective on any metal bakeware, dishes, or crockery- any kitchen implements that could be damaged by becoming burnt or scorched during use.