All my pots and pans are stainless steel. I ditched all the non-stick Teflon pans years ago because of PFOA, “perfluorooctanoic acid“. a solvent used to make Teflon coated pans that are toxic to our health.
I admit; it took months of getting used to stainless steel pans because, as you can imagine, everything sticks to the pan if I’m not careful. But time to time, I get distracted and things DO stick on the bottom. And what’s worse, the stain gets baked into the pan. And no matter how much I scrub, it does not come off, unless I use Brillo pads, which I hate to use because I don’t like the soap that comes with Brillo pads. I even tried using copper scouring pads but it didn’t work either. It just scratched the pan. Boo Hoo!
So, I decided to try the Non-Toxic Silver Polishing method, on my pots and pans.
If you had one of ‘those’ days like I had recently, I know you had pots and pans that look like these. Don’t lie. But don’t worry. This formula will take these burnt and baked on food stains right off.
What you’ll need:
Size and amount will vary depending on the size of your pans and the stains
- 1/4 C Salt
- 1 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 Qt. Boiling Water
- 6″ Square Aluminum Foil
See? Baked on foods came right off. You can gently scrape off any stuck-on pieces with the aluminum foil without scratching the surface. Between you and me, if the pan is burnt like these, I am just glad to have the pan back, with or without the scratches.
Next time, I promise not to watch Dancing With the Stars while cooking. May be.