How to Remove Burn Marks From a Saucepan

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Almost everyone at one time or another has burnt food while cooking, leaving saucepans with hard-to-get-out marks. Don't be tempted to just chuck the pan into the garbage can. You can use a couple of common household items to remove many stubborn burn marks from a saucepan. These methods will not only leave your pans clean but are much cheaper than buying new ones.

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Things you need

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Table salt
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Pour a thick layer of table salt over the burn marks in the pan.

  2. 2

    Let the saucepan sit for 12 hours or overnight.

  3. 3

    Fill the pan with enough water to cover the burn marks.

  4. 4

    Place the pan on the stove and turn the burner on high heat. Allow the water to boil for five minutes.

  5. 5

    Empty out the water. Wash the saucepan with hot soapy water and rinse.

    Baking Soda

  1. 1

    Dump 1/2 cup of baking soda into the saucepan.

  2. 2

    Add 1/4 cup of water and mix with the baking soda until a paste forms.

  3. 3

    Rub the mixture over the burn marks. Next, allow the paste to soak for one to two hours.

  4. 4

    Rinse the pan out and then wash as normal.

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