Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware

So, your stainless steel pan got burnt while searing meat. Now, you have stains that you can’t seem to wash off no matter how much your scrub with your dish sponge. Is there any way to clean it or it is time to get a new pan?

Well, we have good news for you. You don’t have to discard your pan and get a new one. There are a few ways to get it clean using the items that you have in your kitchen.

How To Clean Your Stainless Steel Cookware

Boil With Water

This might work in some cases but there is no guarantee. First, use a paper towel and wipe off all the excess grease and whatever you can get off from the pan.

Then, add water to the pan and heat it up on the stove. You can also add dishwashing liquid to the water for a more effective solution. Let it boil for a short while. The burnt residues should come off after that.

Baking Soda And Water

Add a little water to the pan to cover the cooking surface. Then, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda to the pan. Let it sit for a while. After that, scrape it off with a wooden spoon. The burnt stuff should come off together with the layer of baking soda.

Vinegar And Water

Use white vinegar and mix it with water in equal parts. Pour it into the pan and bring to a boil. The burnt stains should be easy to remove as you scrape with a wooden utensil.

Bar Keepers Friend

This can be bought at your local supermarket. Wet the pan and sprinkle some Bar Keepers Friend onto the surface. Use a scrubbing pad and clean it in circular motion following the grains of the pan. Rinse it under the tap water and your pan should come out clean.

Cleaning your stainless steel pots and pans doesn’t mean you need a lot of elbow grease. If you have those few items mentioned above, you can remove burnt stains from your stainless steel cookware pretty easily. That also means you have one less reason to trade in your stainless steel pieces for the less healthy Teflon-coated cookware.

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