Who never forgot the food in the fire and realized that she ended up sticking in the bottom of the pan to shoot the first stone. Cooking is an excellent therapy and, in many cases, a passion for many people. But time to do the dishes, especially when something is not quite right in executing the recipe, can turn into a nightmare. Learn how to clean burnt pan:
Burned pot, depending on the level of damage, can actually become an exercise for the patience of anyone. But before you decide to throw your pot outside, try the tricks and tips of today's article and lessen your stress as well as your injury.
How to Clean Pan Burnt: Different Methods
1. With vinegar
White vinegar is a very versatile product for household cleaning and works very well when it comes to the burned pan. It has high concentration of acetic acid that degreases, disinfects, gives luster and eliminates odors. Cover the bottom of the pan, and all parts burned, with white vinegar and bring to the fire until it boils. Leave at most 5 minutes boiling, allow to cool and rub the residue gently with a sponge. This tip works well for stainless steel cookware, but care must be taken when scrubbing to avoid damaging the material.
2. With liquid detergent
The process is the same as that of vinegar: cover the bottom of the pan, and all parts burned with water and mix a little liquid detergent. Bring the pan to the heat and allow to boil. When the water bubbles, turn off, wait cool and rub the burned residue with a steel brush or straw (depending on the material of the pan).
3. With salt
This tip is valid only for cases where the damage was superficial. First remove all remaining food that was stuck to the bottom of the pan. Wash the pot with hot water and detergent. Cover the bottom, and all parts burned, with water and mix 2 tablespoons of refined salt. I wait at least 15 minutes and rub the pan with a steel brush or straw. Repeat until all debris is gone.
4. With bleach
Sanitary water is the solution that should be used when nothing else has happened. Cover the bottom of the pan, and all parts burned, with water and add a little bleach. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes. Leave the kitchen well ventilated, as the gases released from this mixture are toxic. After the water has cooled, rub the pan with a sponge and be sure to wear gloves.
5. With baking soda
Baking soda is another homemade product that works wonders in cleaning the house and helps save heavily burned pans whose damage was great. Sprinkle the baking soda on the bottom of the pan, and on the burned areas, add 2 tablespoons of water and bring to the boil. When the water bubbles, turn off the heat, wait to cool and rub the affected areas with a steel straw. This method should not be used on aluminum or teflon cookware as this may damage the material.
6. With tomato sauce
The tomato sauce is very efficient to remove traces of burnt sugar from the bottom of the pan. Put water in the pan until it covers the whole burned part, add 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and bring to the fire until it boils. The waste is released during the boil and then only wash normally with water and detergent.
How to avoid burning the pots
Cookware with residues of burned food does not cook food well and food that is badly damaged can pose a health risk as metals can go into food. Of course one of the most effective ways to keep food from sticking to the bottom of the pots is to always be aware while they are on fire, but there are a few tips you can follow to lessen the chances of burning them.
1. Clean the outside
When using the cookware, also clean the cables, grippers and the whole outside. If any crumb or dirt stuck in these areas, putting the pan on the fire, they will stick to the pan and make cleaning difficult over time.
2. Use the appropriate sized burner
If the pan is too small for the size of the burner, the tendency is for the flames to pick up the sides of the pan and make the contents stick. In addition, the bottom of the pots has the necessary reinforcement to withstand the high temperatures and the sides do not. It is always better that the burner is smaller than the circumference of the pan.
3. Use a diffuser
The stove heat diffuser is a metal plate that should be placed on the burner. The goal is for the diffuser to control the distribution of heat by providing a more uniform cooking and avoiding the burning of the cookware.
4. Clean immediately
When some food sticks to the bottom of the pan, remove the food from the pan while it is still hot and scrape the bottom and sides with a suitable utensil. Never use knives or materials that can scratch the pots, prefer silicone spatulas, wooden spoons or plastic spoons. Fill the pan with water and bring to a boil to make it easier to get food out of the bottom. In most cases only this simple procedure already solves the problem.
5. Buy Quality Cookware
Triple-layer cookware made of steel, aluminum and stainless steel is more durable and cookware with non-stick coating helps not to stick food into it. Good quality cookware is a good investment, think about it.
Burnt pans can cause a major upset in the kitchen, but the task of cleaning them is not that complicated.
The important thing is to invest in good utensils, quality items will have greater durability, and properly take care of each type of panela you have at home. Never use abrasives on Teflon pans, for example, and the chances of some food sticking in the bottom will be much less.