Even the best chefs can get distracted sometimes and burn a frying pan as a result. They must do 1.000 different things at the same time and frying pans can suffer the consequences. At home, heating the milk too fast, stirring food only occasionally or leaving pans unattended are some of the most common causes of burning our pots and pans.
How can we solve these incidents to be able to use our frying pans again? Some dark stains on non-stick coating seem impossible to remove, but these easy tricks below will help you recovering your non-stick pans so as you can keep on using it as if nothing had happened.
Effective tricks and useful tips to clean the cooking surface of a burned pan.
1. The most well-known trick is to use detergent and hot water. You have provably already used it, as it works great!
Fill the frying pan with hot water. You must cover the entire burned surface. Add 4 or 5 drops of your usual dish detergent and stir to spread the soap all over the water. Then, place the frying pan on the hob and bring it to boil. Let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes. All residues will be released from the bottom of the frying pan this way. Then let it cool for 20 minutes, throw all residues away and clean the rests with a soft sponge, dish detergent and hot water.
2. White vinegar and bicarbonate will also help you cleaning burnt stains from non-stick pans.
To start this cleaning process, add warm water enough to cover the cooking surface of your pan or its burnt parts. Pour 1 glass of white vinegar into the water and stir gently to mix both ingredients. Heat up the frying pan and let it boil for 10 minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. This substance will react with the vinegar and form bubbles that help releasing burnt stains. Let the pan cold, throw out the mixture of water, white vinegar and baking soda and clean the frying pan with hot water and detergent. Use a soft sponge or a brush to remove the most persistent burnt residues.
3. Another solution that works well: salt.
Cover the burnt cooking areas with a glass of warm water and add a good handful of salt. Ideally, let the mixture rest for at least 20 minutes. Then clean the bottom with detergent and a soft sponge. If any stain persists, you can boil the mixture few minutes, let it cool and clean it again with a soft sponge.
These popular home tips have been used by our grandmothers for years and, despite they could seem old fashioned, they are still very useful. Anyway, the best and most advisable advice we can give you is to be always aware of what you’re cooking so as not destroy your meals and cookware. Learn here how to use, clean and care your frying pans correctly.
Warnings. Inform yourself before applying any home remedy to remove stains from non-stick pots and pans.
Read Castey instruction manuals before trying any of our home remedies to clean burnt pots and pans. All our products come with an instruction manual where you can find many and varied indications. You can also find more information in our Frequently Asked Questions – Use and Care section. Make sure you have all the information before putting into practice any of our home tricks.
More advices to keep your non-stick pans as new during many years.
Non-stick pans can not only be damaged when its cooking surface is burned. Bad use can also damage them. It’s very important you keep in mind that bad manipulation can cause a very early deterioration of non-stick cookware. So, remember to always use specific cleaning products and kitchen utensils to avoid damaging non-stick pots and pans. Discover here the most typical mistakes people make when using non-stick cookware.
From now on, don’t lose sight of your frying pan. If you get distracted, you will not only have to remove burnt stains from non-stick coating but also cause its earlier deterioration. If you don’t want to spend a fortune in pots and pans, you just have to pay attention when cooking.
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