How to Clean Burnt Pots


All women know of the annoying black spots that appear on cooking utensils when it is heated for a few extra minutes. These spots occur either due to high bursts of heat applied to the cooking pot or constant heat for longer periods of time. This may also happen when you leave the kitchen just for a few minutes to watch your favorite television show while that poor pot burns on the stove. An irregular supply of gas can also be the reason.

This ugly and greasy layer doesn’t only look unpleasant but it is really difficult to clean as well. To make your kitchen gear free from burnt layers, try this natural and highly effective method. I’ve tried this myself and let me tell you it is 10 times more effective than your regular forced scrubbing technique, also there’s less risk of long term damage to the pots without scrubbing.

Equipment Required:

  • The soiled pot
  • Baking soda (1/2 cup)
  • Water
  • Kitchen stove
  • Dishwasher detergent


  • The first step here is to add water into the burnt cooking pot. The water level shall be high enough to cover all the stained areas. Then put the pot on the stove and set the heat to maximum. Stay safe while dealing with fire and the heated pot by taking all precautionary measures. Use thick gloves and keep a fair distance from fire.
  • Add all the baking soda you acquired into the cooking pot right before it boils. This remedy shall help in breaking down all ugly stains for easy removal. The quantity of baking soda being added here varies with the pot size.
  • Let the baking soda solution boil on maximum heat until all burnt spots start fading. Continue this activity until the stains completely disappear. Stay safe from the steam and boiling water while performing this step. Wash the pot for finishing if all stains are gone. If not, move on to the next step.
  • Drain all the hot water from the pot; make sure you wear gloves while touching it. Place the pot in your sink and add dish-washing liquid so that all remaining stained areas are covered. Add boiling water to the pot as you did before and wait for 12 hours. After the time has passed, rinse the pot with a dishwasher. All the stains shall now be removed with minimal effort; gentle rubbing is all it requires. Don’t scrub too harshly as it may damage your pot in the long run.
  • You can also find a wide variety of different cleaning solutions that are designed specifically for the purpose of removing burnt stains from pots. Most of these cleaners are readily available at any super store. The basic working is that you spray the solution on the pot and it will begin to create thick foam. Then you let it sit for a few minutes. The foam will loosen the burnt out stains and then all you have to do is rinse the pot to clean it. Most of these cleaners do not require any tedious scrubbing.

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