Cleaning Burnt Pans with Natural Ingredients
Most people think that getting stains out of clothes is a chore, until it’s time to clean burnt pans. Many tend to discard them because they believe they have no ‘salvation’, but this is not true. You can leave them looking like new using natural ingredients to restore their surface shine.
There is no more unpleasant feeling than having all the intentions of preparing a delicious dinner to pamper your loved ones, and you remember that you burned the pan the last time you used it. If you previously used inappropriate products or sponges that were too abrasive to remove the residue, you should know that this is not the most recommended way to clean the utensil. The only thing you will get is to deteriorate it more easily and its life span will be shorter.
Luckily, at MAG we have the solution to this problem with simple home tricks.
How to Clean a Burnt Pan
We recommend you take note of the following notes because they will get you out of trouble on more than one occasion.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
They are the mixture Perfect for home cleaning par excellence. For this section, you will need ½ cup of white vinegar (125 ml), 1 cup of water (250 ml) and 2 tablespoons of baking soda (30 g). Pour the white vinegar over the burn and then add the cups of water and bring it to a boil. The next step will be to remove the pan from the heat and add baking soda. How do you know it’s working? You should notice an effervescent effect. Later, rub it very carefully with a sponge and discard the residue. If there is still residue, scrub with more dry baking soda and that’s it.
Coarse Salt and Aluminum Foil
You’ll only need a tablespoon of coarse salt (10g) and aluminum foil. The first step will be to sprinkle a tablespoon on the surface of the pan and then make a ball with aluminum foil. Next, you will have to use it to scrub the burned parts and then rub until the paper is dark. Finally, rinse with the usual dishwashing soap and remove the residue with kitchen paper.
Potato and Salt
Will a potato help clean my burnt pan? Of course. The other ingredients you will need are 1 tablespoon of coarse salt (10 g) and 1 teaspoon of olive oil (5 g). If you don’t have them within reach, we recommend buying it at the nearest store. Once you have all the ingredients, the first step will be to cut the potato in half. Later, rinse the pan and remove the remains of sauces or impregnated food. Then sprinkle a tablespoon of coarse salt and rub it in using the cut potato. Everything good up to that point? Scrub the surface for a few minutes and, with the help of water, remove the residue. The last step will be to drop a teaspoon of olive oil to protect the surface of the utensil.
What is the Best Material for Pans?
Non-stick pans can be made of different materials, although the usual thing is to create them from stainless steel, iron and aluminum, the latter is the material chosen for most of these cooking supports. However, you should take into account that cooking ingredients can ‘stick’ to any of these pans. This is mainly due to the excessive temperature used, not pouring enough oil for cooking and not using the right utensils.
What are the Most Expensive Pans?
Among the most expensive pans on the market we can find those made of iron mineral, titanium and stainless steel. Its materials are perfect for ‘non-stick’ and can make them last for years. Although they will always require care to prevent them from chipping or peeling. In fact, there are some famous brands that make this type of kitchen utensil, among them: BRA Prior, Monix Coppe, Tefal Ingenio Expertise, BRA Terra, which specialize in creating top quality professional and induction frying pans.
How Much Does a Frying Pan Weigh?
The typical weight of a conventional frying pan is between 4 and 12 pounds, that is, up to 5.4 kilos. On the other hand, their measurements usually change with respect to their size; They can reach between 18 and 32 cm in size.