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Okay okay im horrible...I usually always burn pots/pans!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> lmao...<br><br>
Now...this then usually is resolved by hours of scrubbing...<br><br>
But surely there is a magical cure for this? Surely there is something I can soak the pot/pan in or something or other...that will help the 'burnt' stuff come off more easily?<br><br>
What are your tricks then? hehe
 

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Put a lot of salt and enough water to cover it by an inch or two and boil. Most of the burnt on gunk lifts right off.
 

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ill try the salt!...then the vinegar if tha tdoesnt work! l mao<br>
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I just soak them for days on end, if it's not soaked off when I wash a whole load of dishes then I wash what wipes off easily and put it back to soak again, change the water for fresh hot every day and maybe a drop of whatever dish detergent I'm using <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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My mom started doing this in our glass pans...bleach. It really works, just pour enough bleach to cover, leave it in a well ventilated place, and it eats up the organic matter.<br><br>
AFAIK, bleach can't leach into glass, but it can into metals, so I would only do this on glass (and I try other methods first, this is just my last ditch effort).
 

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Agreeing with baking soda.<br><br>
You can also mix it with awater and spray it in your oven. On the third day most of the gunk in there will wipe right out easy peasy.
 

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Washing soda (soda ash)-- just sprinkle it on, put a bit of water on top, let it set at least overnight (24 hours if it's really tough).<br>
It should lift it right off- wear gloves, though, if you have sensitive skin-it's super drying.<br><br>
I do this with the drip pans on the stovetop and when I burn, er... I mean broil anything.
 

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Fill it up with water and boil it down. It loosens everything. Then scrub with BS. This is how I clean a really nice but completely crusted dutch oven I found at a granny's attic sale for $1. It worked like a charm!
 

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I clean my le Creuset pots by boiling water and a shot of dishwasher detergent on the stove for 20 minutes. They look brand new. My mom didn't believe that I'd ever even used my dutch oven until I showed her that trick!<br><br>
BTW don't use this technique for anodized pans, like calphalon. (Ask me how I know... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 
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