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How to make your dirty pans sparkle again with common kitchen items

How to quickly clean the bottom of a pan?
How to quickly clean the bottom of a pan?
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8:11 AM EDT, July 10, 2024

Sometimes, when using pans on gas stoves, soot accumulates on the bottom. This stain is difficult to remove, even with a dishwasher. If you want your pan to regain its former appearance, use the method below.

No matter what material your pan is made of, over time, soot and carbon buildup begin to accumulate on its surface. Many people use a scouring pad or aggressive chemical agents in such situations. Although these methods are effective, they seldom remove all contaminants.

However, an alternative method will restore your pan to its original appearance. This method involves using products you most likely already have in your kitchen cabinet.

How to clean a pan?

Although most of us use a scouring pad, frequent use of this metal sponge can damage equipment. However, an alternative method allows you to remove all dirt from the bottom of the pan. This method has been gaining popularity on TikTok for some time.

Shaba, a TikTok user who publishes under the nickname "theshabakitchen," shared a trick for removing dirt from the pan. The ingredients needed to clean the pan are most likely already in your home. You will need baking soda, dishwashing liquid, salt, white vinegar, and wipes.

The pan will shine: Perform the procedure step by step

To carry out this procedure, sprinkle salt and baking soda on the bottom of the pan. Both ingredients should thoroughly cover the surface. Then, generously pour dishwashing liquid over them. Mix everything using a rough sponge or scouring pad to form a thick paste. Rub this paste thoroughly on the surface, then cover the whole thing with paper or wipes.

Finally, pour vinegar over the wipes. Remember that only white vinegar is suitable for this procedure. Leave the wipes on the pan for 15 minutes and, in the case of heavy dirt, for 25 minutes. After this time, remove the wipes and wipe the pan's surface with them. There should be no trace of dirt. You can also use this method to clean pots or baking sheets.

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