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.
Fill the pot half full of white vinegar.
Place the pot on the stove and bring the vinegar to a boil. Once it starts boiling, allow it to continue for five minutes.
Pour out the vinegar and place the pot in a sink of hot, soapy water.
Sprinkle some baking soda onto a nylon scrubbing pad and scrub off the burnt sugar.
Rinse the pot and dry it before storing it.