How to Remove Burn Marks From a Saucepan

Updated March 23, 2017

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.

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

Let the saucepan sit for 12 hours or overnight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rinse the pan out and then wash as normal.

Things You'll Need

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