Burned Food Pot Cleaning




It goes a bit like so:

You start making  some quince marmelade or the likes, the phone rings, or someone knocks on the door. OR, you think you have just enough time to go to your computer and check the Instructables website.

You return to the kitchen and there you have it, right in front of you: burned marmelade.

You can scrub, use whatever chemicals you like, but the pot is good for scrap. Or is it?

Right, so here's what you'll need:

- 1 pot with burned, incrusted, food;
- 1 power drill
- 1 conical brass drill brush

Step 1:

Place the pot on a mat or the like, and have someone to grab it for you. If you're on your own, try to hold it with your feet.

Start it all up and press firmly the dril, going all the way carefully. Remove the dust once in a while to check out for any incrusted food.

Step 2:

Clean it up with either steel wool for extra shine or basic sponge. Use a bit of dishwasher to make it nice and clean.

Try not to get distracted next time!



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    8 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Bring a pot of water (above the level of the burned area) to a boil, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cream of tartar. Dissolve completely. Turn off heat, allow to set overnight. This should loosen the burned stuff and allow it to scrub off with a steel wool pad easily.


    Yes! That will same my arm and hand on the "impossible" spots. Thank you.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, I've always just used Salt as an abrasive and scrubbed with a sponge and dish soap. I'm sure this is a much quicker method and less tiring. I'll have to give it a shot.

    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    we use salt to remove coffee stains from mugs; for cleaning pots we use bicarbonate soda and vinegar (as a paste, let sit for a couple min and wipe with a sponge).

    Love your idea but concerned about damaging the pot... Still, thanks for the alternative :-)


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    The most important is a brass brush (I found out that mine is just coated steel after the 'table) so it won't damage the pot ;-)