Surely you have ever let a preparation burn and wondered how to recover a pan? Déco.fr gives you a few simple grandmother tips based on natural products to clean your burnt or encrusted pans!
White vinegar to recover a burnt pan
White vinegar is a household essential: it disinfects, deodorizes, cleans ... And is perfectly suited for cleaning a pan with a burnt bottom, whether it is made of stainless steel, cast iron, non-stick or enamel. Just pour a bottom of white vinegar and heat it for two minutes on low heat. You can also add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Turn off the boil and wait until the vinegar has cooled to rub the bottom with a sponge.
Baking soda against burnt pans
Second tip: sprinkle the bottom of the pan with baking soda. Cover with water for 2 or 3 centimeters and heat until boiling. Leave to act cold, off heat, the baking soda and then clean the bottom of your pan with a sponge. You can also make a mix of baking soda and white vinegar. Pour on the bottom two centimeters of water, then add a cup of vinegar. Boil. This should already take off residue. Then remove the pan from the heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda. The mixture may foam, this is normal! Leave on for about fifteen minutes and rub with a sponge or cloth.
Citric acid to recover a pan
Of natural origin, citric acid is very useful as a descaling agent, and it is ecological because 100% biodegradable! To remove encrusted stains from your burnt pan, especially if it is cast iron, pour 2 tablespoons of citric acid into it and cover with boiling water. Then leave to act for a few minutes. You can scrape with a wooden spatula, or with a sponge to take everything off. Then rinse the pan several times with plenty of water.
Soda crystals to recover your cast iron pan
A tip to use especially for cast iron pans! The ideal is to let your pan soak overnight with a mixture of boiling water and soda crystals. Hydrating dry materials will allow them to come off more easily. Clean with a cloth dampened with water (you can add a few drops of lemon on it). And There you go !
Wood ash, effective against burnt pans
So, of course, you will not necessarily have ash handy when you burn the bottom of your pan but if this is the case, here is an easy tip to recover your dish: pour in the wood ash, and a bottom of water. Then just boil the mixture and rinse your dish well.
There are other solutions to recover a burnt pan, but less natural (with strong household products, detergent ...). Either way, never use bleach on a stainless steel pan!