Have you ever burnt something in your stainless steel pans? We recently switched from non-stick to stainless steel pans and the first time my husband used them for dinner, he burnt the pan – BAD. Now, I couldn’t really get tooooo angry because he was cooking dinner and that’s a pretty awesome thing. However, above is what the pan looked like after it had soaked for over 24 hours. Yikes! I started to question why I had chosen stainless steel for my new cookware.
I’m happy to say that I did finally clean the pan but it took a little elbow grease. It’s not as easy as most share online. It took multiple steps and lots of patience. But what’s a girl to do? I have to have pans to cook in.
What you’ll need to clean your burnt stainless steel pan:
Brillo pad (not pictured)
The first technique I tried was the boiling method. You put one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water in a pan. Bring it to a boil. The bubbles go to town on the burn, so I had hope that it would really work.
At this point, I was pretty frustrated. These “easy” methods were not doing the trick, but I wasn’t willing to give up. I decided to let the pan soak – and soak it did for another 24 hours.
I finally buckled and bought some Brillo pads and started to make some traction. After scrubbing and scrubbing and letting my husband take a turn since he was the reason the pan was burnt after all, we were able to get the pan clean!
Have you ever burnt your pans really badly? What method did you try?