How to Remove Burnt Food in a Non Stick Pan

Written by kathryn hatter | 13/05/2017

Non-stick cookware isn't a guarantee against food getting stuck on your pots and pans. When used at high temperatures, even non-stick cookware can accumulate burnt food on the surface. Remove burnt food from a pan easily and quickly by using a few simple household ingredients.

Things you need

  • Non-stick pan

  • Chlorine bleach

  • Dish soap

  • Water

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Nylon scrubber

  • Rubber spatula

  • Dishcloth

  • Dishtowel

  • Cooking oil

  • Paper towel

Remove as much of the burnt food as you can with the rubber spatula and the nylon scrubber.

Mix together 3 tbsp of chlorine bleach, 1 tbsp of dish soap and 1 cup of water in a bowl. Stir well.

Pour the bleach mixture into the non-stick pan and allow it to soak for one hour.

Discard the mixture and use the nylon scrubber to remove remnants of the burnt food from the non-stick pan.

Wash the non-stick pan a final time with the dish soap. Rinse the pan and dry it thoroughly with a towel.

Pour approximately 1 tsp of cooking oil onto the paper towel. Wipe the non-stick surface of the pan with the oiled paper towel to recondition the pan before putting it away.

Warnings

  • Never use metal utensils or scrubbing tools to remove burnt food from non-stick pans. The metal will harm the non-stick finish.

Tips and Warnings

  • Never use metal utensils or scrubbing tools to remove burnt food from non-stick pans. The metal will harm the non-stick finish.

Things you need

  • Non-stick pan
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Nylon scrubber
  • Rubber spatula
  • Dishcloth
  • Dishtowel
  • Cooking oil
  • Paper towel

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