Distractions…we all have them. I’m sure I’m not the first one to forget a pot on the stove! So, here’s an easy tip to use table salt to clean a scorched pot.
Often we find ourselves trying to do just a few too many things at once. My husband tells me that my biggest problem is that our kitchen and bedroom are not side-by-side.
So, the other night I was making dinner and everything was moving right on schedule. I walked back to my bedroom, telling myself that I would return momentarily to stir the pot on the stove. But, as is often the case, I was immediately distracted by something and quickly forgot all about the pot… until, I began smelling something reminiscent of barbecued meat wafting through the air. Even then, it took me a minute to realize that the smell was not coming from a neighbor’s cookout, but from my kitchen.
I wish I could say this was my first charred pot, but alas that would be a major untruth. Instead, I will fess up and say I have been known to forget a few pots in my day. However, my experience is your gain, because thankfully I have a very effective and easy tip: use table salt to clean a scorched pot.
1. Discover your messed-up pot and remove all excess food from it.
2. Cover the sides and bottom of the pot with at least a half inch of table salt.
3. Wet your hands and flick the water over the salt to make it slightly moist. Set the pot to the side and allow it to rest for an hour.
4. Using a scrubber or Brillo pad, begin to scrub the bottom of the pot with the salt mixture, which will now have absorbed a good deal of char.
5. Continue scrubbing until all of the charred areas are clean. You may need to scoop up some of the salt mixture to scrub the sides of the pan.
Additional water can be added as needed.
6. Eventually, you will end up with a pot that will likely look even better than it did before you started.
This tip really comes in handy when you think you have ruined a perfectly good pot. And, if you are easily distracted like me, next time, you may want to try setting a timer when you leave a pot on the stove.
Have a great week!
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Hello beautiful! Great post. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls