Unfortunately, some recipes or our own mistakes can destroy our pots and pans. Sometimes, this happens due to our fault, because we set the burner too high and scorched the pan. 

In other situations, it may be because the pot is worn out and even the slightest heat causes it to burn.

No matter the reason behind the scorched pot or pan, we all deal with this problem, sooner or later. It’s therefore always good to have a trick up in your sleeve. There are plenty of ways to deal with a scorched pan. 

Some do the job fast while others don’t show the best results. It depends. But, one method stands out. 

For this cleaning hack, you only need a bit of baking soda and a piece of aluminum foil. Really? Just that?- We are more excited to hear about it than you are!

How to Clean Burnt Pans & Make Them Like New 

You will need:

  • 2 to 3 tbsps of baking soda
  • A bit of water
  • A piece of aluminum foil 

How to Do It:

Cover the burnt area with baking soda and add water to make a fine paste. Then, crumple up the piece of foil and start to scrub the burnt area until clean. 

Then, rinse off the pan using warm water and dish soap. 

The Benefits of Using Baking Soda & Aluminum Foil for Scrubbing Burnt Pans 

This method takes little time and effort, yet it’s simple and effective. You will have to scrub the pan, but with much less effort than you would need if you use a scouring pad. You won’t need to press too hard at all. Just scrub easily as you would scrub with a washcloth.

A great trick with the aluminum foil method is to move the foil ball around in circles or back and forth, whichever is easier for you.

This process may need to be repeated because the baking soda will get dirty and you may find it hard to see which areas need more scouring. This cleaning trick is great when you need to put a used piece of foil to work. For example, the foil piece you used to cover a dish that you baked.

Rather than recycling it or throwing it away, you can ball it up and preserve it for cleaning those scorched pots and pans. The same foil can be used for cleaning several pans.