Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cooking Fail

I am embarrassed to admit that I actually burned something.  

I mean really burned it.

Meaning it was completely INEDIBLE. 

This is what happens to your pan when you burn rice. 



This is the pan after it's been scrubbed, soaked, scrubbed, boiled, soaked, and scrubbed some more.



Pretty sure I ruined it. 

I still have the pan in hopes that maybe I can still salvage it. 

Any ideas on how to clean it?

15 comments:

Unknown said...

I've read that putting a fabric softener sheet in with some hot water helps to soften the gunk up.

Melissa said...

Have you tried baking soda? That usually is the magic trick in my house. Otherwise, I always find when I cook any tomato sauce in my pots, the acid cleans them right up. Hope you can fix it.

Anonymous said...

I have done that before and what I do is put a good bit of dishsoap in the pan fill it partway with water and put it on the stove. Boil the pan until water is mostly gone, then check with a butter knife to see if any of the stuck stuff is ready to come off. If not, add more soap and more water and continue to boil away. Works fairly well.

Devonay said...

Steel wool or the yellow sponge with the dark green scratchy stuff on the back. I promise, it will come off!

Chris said...

Been there done that! I use BarKeepers friend to clean mine. Can't hurt to try. :) Good luck!

mommy2boys said...

I do I do............
I have done that before :(

Soak is overnight with commercial dishwasher detergent (add just enough water to make a paste)
You will still need to scrub a little but it should all come out



Good Luck

Tabitha said...

Shaklee scouring paste?

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Holy cats! First, I suggest an electric rice cooker going forward, second, try steel wool on the pan (like a Brillo pad, etc) and third, I love that you are brave enough to keep it real for us.
:)

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

My friend Anna from Ask Anna has a post on how to clean burnt pans!

Here is the link:
http://www.askannamoseley.com/2011/01/cleaning-burnt-pan.html

I hope that helps!

Hammond Bride said...

We use a combination of vinegar and salt on our pans. Pour enough vinegar in the pan to completely lover the stains, then sprinkle in a good dose of salt. Let it sit for several hours, then attack it with a scrubbie brush. (Scrub with the vinegar and salt still in the pan.) It's worked for us - hope it comes clean!!!

Jess @ Living On Sweet Tea said...

this may not smell the best so open your windows: boil about an inch of ammonia in the pot and then scrape it out. Softens it up enough to clean it. Ive done that when Ive burnt meatballs in a big pot of sauce. it stinks!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

O no! Don't worry I burn things all the time! I always get so sidetracked :) Hope the pot is salvageable!

Christy said...

I've done that before! Boil some soda in there....it can be any type (Sprite, Coke, etc.). Most of the gunk will just flake up as it boils....but you might need to use a butter knife or spoon to scrape the bottom while it's boiling to get the super stubborn spots.

Anonymous said...

Pour a little bleach in the pan and let it set for a while. You can almost watch the burnt gunk come off!

Jenny said...

Make a paste with Bar keepers friends and water and rub it on the bottom of the pan an let it sit for a few hours and then clean as usual.