How to remove burnt sugar from a pot

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How to remove burnt sugar from a pot
Use vinegar to remove stubborn sugar stains. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

If you become distracted while cooking a sugary food in a pot, you may end up burning your creation. This, in turn, can leave nasty, dark stains in your pot. Placing the pot in a dishwasher usually won't remove the burnt sugar. In fact, using a dishwasher to clean the pot can actually make the stain harder to remove. Treat sugar stains in pots as quickly as possible using a simple home remedy.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Scrubbing pad

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill the pot half full of white vinegar.

  2. 2

    Place the pot on the stove and bring the vinegar to a boil. Once it starts boiling, allow it to continue for five minutes.

  3. 3

    Pour out the vinegar and place the pot in a sink of hot, soapy water.

  4. 4

    Sprinkle some baking soda onto a nylon scrubbing pad and scrub off the burnt sugar.

  5. 5

    Rinse the pot and dry it before storing it.

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