How To Clean A Burnt Pot

How To Clean A Burnt Pot

Do you ever find yourself multi-tasking while cooking?  I do it all the time.  The other day I was making my morning oatmeal, while checking something quickly on the computer.  The phone rang, I answered, and talked for just a few minutes, however, it was long enough to make my oatmeal look like mud. 

My stainless steel pot was caked with burnt residue I couldn’t remove with a pot scrubber.  I soaked it for a while, but still nothing came off.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation before, you probably feel like you’ve just ruined a good pot.  Have no fear…..Without using any elbow grease you can make your stainless steel pot look like new again.

Here’s how……………………..

How To Clean A Burnt Pot



  1. Fill burnt pot with water, enough to cover the area that's soiled and then some.
  2. Add about 1/4 cup of vinegar.
  3. Bring water and vinegar to a boil, then lower heat so there's a steady, yet visible simmer.  Continue cooking for 20 miniutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and pour liquid out.  Then rinse to cool down.
  5. With scouring pad, pour some Bar Keepers Friend into the base of the pot.  Scrub pot gently and watch as all the burnt residue magically peels away from the sides and bottom of the pot.
  6. Rinse, and clean with soap and water.

See how clean it is?  The pot looks brand new!

How To Clean A Burnt Pot

Now go find all those pots you've pushed aside and bring them to life again.

Have fun!