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.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Non-stick pan
- Chlorine bleach
- Dish soap
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Nylon scrubber
- Rubber spatula
- 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.
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.
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