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I just burnt my good pot. Help!!

wonka's picture

Hi all,


I was multitasking this morning and not successfully. I burnt a pot of rice and I'm not sure how to clean the pot. It's really stuck on and black. Does anyone have any good ideas for getting my pot clean?

MadMom's picture

(post #33527, reply #1 of 25)

I'm a firm believer in soaking.  Then I would try baking soda or a cleanser.  Glenys often recommends oven cleaner.



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meowow's picture

(post #33527, reply #7 of 25)

2nd the baking soda rec. It takes care of almost everything for me.

mer's picture

(post #33527, reply #2 of 25)

fill halfway with water and put back on the stove on medium. This usually gets up most everything. Scrape around with a wooden spatula/spoon as you are cooking.

bktlush's picture

(post #33527, reply #15 of 25)

yeah, but just add a drop of two of liquid detergent. Don't let it boil over, just simmer for awhile and 99% will nicely come off, other 1% you gott scrub off. Been there done exactly what you did, and this really works
BT

wonka's picture

(post #33527, reply #24 of 25)

I really really burnt this pot. The two things that helped clean it up was some very old oven cleaner (I didn't have enough to get all of it off) and the Easy Off Bam that has cleaned up most of the rest. I did the soap and water on the stove top, vinegar and baking soda with no results at all. I was starting to really worry that I had completely ruined my pot.

soupereasy's picture

(post #33527, reply #3 of 25)

Scrape out the worst of it with a wooden spoon, add a goodly fistful of baking soda and some boiling water bring to a simmer stirring occasionally. Once it is properly "deglazed" wash as usual. A few spots may need a little bon ami or barkeepers friend. I speak as an experienced pot forgettor.

marie-louise's picture

(post #33527, reply #4 of 25)

Pour a couple of tablespoons of dishwasher soap (I.e., Cascade) in the pot & add water. Soak overnight. It will eat through anything.

bktlush's picture

(post #33527, reply #16 of 25)

Now THAT is a great, fantastic idea, Gotta give it shot next time,
Never too oold to learn, are ya?
BT

Ricks503's picture

(post #33527, reply #17 of 25)

When all is done and there is still more left there are 2 final options


1.    barkeepers friend and a lot of elbow grease.


2.    go shopping for a new pot


 


 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #33527, reply #18 of 25)

It is true that dishwasher soap is REALLY strong, but it has not touched some pots I have burned--and vinegar has.

Gretchen

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bustaduke's picture

(post #33527, reply #19 of 25)

I wonder if you can de-glaze the pot.

Maybe you can remove what you can by hand and heat the rest with a little oil and then add wine to de-glaze it.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #33527, reply #21 of 25)

I don't think I understand what you are saying.  ;o)  My pot came clean.

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bustaduke's picture

(post #33527, reply #22 of 25)

LOL not your pot but wonka's pot. I was just wondering if she could try and de-glaze it to remove the burnt stuff from the bottom.

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bktlush's picture

(post #33527, reply #25 of 25)

I agree with you and some of the others the good old standby baking soda,I have done such a job burning stuff, and with a good recall of my rother in laws "special treat" for us -- oatmean and barley for breakfast (burned) and take a good guess on who had to clean up that mess!!!!
But I did it, just to show him that I had learned a couple of things in (at that time) 35 years of marraige. ;=)

mangiaFagioli's picture

(post #33527, reply #5 of 25)

I once forgot about a pot of beans in an AC pan, came back home maybe 6 or 8 hours later, smoke in the lobby, wondered who'd be dumb enough to set their place on fire, when I got to my apartment it was just thick with smoke, and of course on the stove a pot of charcoal, still cooking. That All Clad took a licking but it kept on tickin. Good as new after much soaking and scrubbing.

msm-s's picture

(post #33527, reply #6 of 25)

my mom always used to pour vinegar to cover bottom of pot, add lots of salt, and leave overnight. it worked great on her revere ware, big sheets of the black crust coming up easily. but i would hesitate to recommend without a weensy yest in case it would pit your pot. BTW, i'm the queen of burnt rice/beans etc. i do the viegar salt thing al the time.

Gretchen's picture

(post #33527, reply #8 of 25)

What kind of pot?  Non-stick interior?


Anyway, soak in vinegar.


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wonka's picture

(post #33527, reply #10 of 25)

I have a Cuisinart MultiClad pot. It is not a non-stick. I'll give the vinegar a try. Soaking overnight with soap hasn't done it. Most of the burnt has come off with oven cleaner but not all (the ovencleaner is very old as I have a clean cycle in my oven now, so maybe I'll get more ovencleaner if the vinegar doesn't work).

meowow's picture

(post #33527, reply #12 of 25)

Again, don't forget baking soda. It has worked miracles on burned pans ImE. :)

msm-s's picture

(post #33527, reply #13 of 25)

oh- i just remembered a new trick that worked surprisingly well for lifting those lovely golden black dripping stains: diaper wipes laid in pan overnight, with just enough water added to kep them moist. i'd heard this tip for years and pooh-poohed it, but i tried it on a new pan after thanksgiving this year and it worked beautifully. it's not the exact same problem, but give it a try.

Ricks503's picture

(post #33527, reply #9 of 25)

Dawn Power dissolver spray is great for that kind of thing


http://www.homemadesimple.com/sites/en_US/dawn/dissolver.shtml


 


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Edited 12/7/2006 10:20 am ET by Ricks503

 

 

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wonka's picture

(post #33527, reply #11 of 25)

Do you know if we have this product in Canada? I'll check it out. It looks like it acts similar to the ovencleaner but would be a better choice for my needs. Thanks for the heads up. I'll see if I can find it.

Ricks503's picture

(post #33527, reply #14 of 25)

Not sure if it is available in Canada or not. I use it on pans with burnt, baked on lasagna and let it sit for bit and it works great.

 


 


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wonka's picture

(post #33527, reply #23 of 25)

Easy Off has a product that sounded exactly like you recommended called Bam. I've tried it and almost all of it has come off. One more treatment and I think I'll have my pot back to normal.

jojo's picture

(post #33527, reply #20 of 25)

I am a big fan of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pads.  When you get to the elbow grease phase, try one of them.  You will be glad you did.