Have you ever left a pan on the stove too long and burned the food? Have you scrubbed and scrubbed only to have the burned mess refuse to budge? Have you thrown pans away in disgust?
I have good news for you! This PSA will change your life. Or at least save a pan or two.
I have enameled cookware. I LOVE my cookware. There have been times, though that I've forgotten my pot on the stove and the food burned. Let's just say I got distracted. (Read: On the computer again!)
The last time that happened, my favorite pot was severely scorched and black on the inside. I called the company begging for help. The lovely lady on the other end said, "Well, here's what I recommend." I did what she said and it WORKED!!! The enamel was clean and white like I'd just bought it.
I've been cooking and reheating on the top of our wood stove lately. It's free heat, you know! Two days ago I used my Corelle bowls to heat supper. I put the food in one bowl and turned another bowl upside down to make a cover. The fire was a little hotter than I thought (and I got "distracted" again), and some of the food burned.
I soaked the bowl in hot water and a little soap. I scraped and then ran it through the dishwasher, and there was still BLACK inside the bowls.
Then I remembered "The Trick." I used it, and the bowls are pristine again! I now share it with you as . . .
Public Service Announcement #1127R (my birthdate and initial!):
- Cover the burned area with hot water.
- Pour in about a teaspoon or so of bleach.
- Let sit for at least 24 hours.
- IF needed (my bowls were completely white), scrub what's left a bit with a non-scratching sponge.
- If not completely gone, soak another 24 hours and repeat.