Kitchen Hack- Cleaning A Burnt Pot


I’m sure you  can relate to trying to juggle everything and cooking supper at the same time. Sometimes the pot on the stove sort of gets forgotten about, until you smell that awful burning smell and then you quickly get reminded about what you were in middle of doing. Usually by that time it’s too late, and even though you can sometimes salvage most of your supper, the bottom of the pot is burnt. You can scrub it and soak it, but those stubborn burnt pots just don’t get clean.

My friend recently told me about an awesome trick to clean the burnt pot, with little effort.

Cover the bottom part of the pot with a generous layer of dishwasher detergent (I can attest that Cascade powder certainly does the trick) . Cover the detergent with  boiling water and let it sit for 45 minutes. Now, the burnt part will come right off and your pot is as good as new.

Hope you find this tip helpful,


  • chayamom
    02/10/2019 at 2:13 PM

    Another way to get a burnt pot cleaned without too much elbow grease is to combine baking soda, a slight bit of dish soap and water and put the pot up to boil. Once it starts boiling lower the fire (otherwise you’ll be left with a stove to clean up as well). Let it go for about 15 minutes. Wipe clean once the pot mixture has cooled off.

  • RaizyJ
    02/13/2019 at 11:20 AM

    I just burned a pot erev Shabbos- I guess I’ll try this

  • listingadmin
    02/13/2019 at 8:24 PM


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