Do you have a ruined saucepan sitting on the side or lurking in the back of your pan cupboard? Have you incinerated its contents into a black, crusty glaze that is resolutely soap-proof? Don’t chuck it! Help is at hand.
Funny About Money has just published a great post called How to Rescue a Scorched Pan – Easy! Give it a read – and get your saucepan looking all shiny and lovely again.
Funny burned the polenta. The pan looked like this:
After a liberal application of bicarbonate of soda (or baking soda, as it is called in America) and NO SCRUBBING, her pan looked like this:
Marvellous, no? Her post reveals all.
Note: as you know, I’m a big fan of bicarbonate of soda. I use it for all sorts of things, from cleaning a really dirty oven to making my own bog cleaner (nice). I recommend that you steer clear of the bicarb sold in UK supermarkets, because it is relatively expensive and sold in measly quantities. I buy bicarbonate of soda in 2 kg bags for £3.99 a pop, from online mail order company Summer Naturals.