• If you have a cake pan that has slightly rusted in the corners, try scouring it with a raw potato dipped in cleanser. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly before storage. shopping list
  • The bottoms of BBQ and camping pots will stay clean if you rub them with a bar of soap before using them over an open fire. You can also wipe dish detergent over the bottom and sides as well. The smoke and soot will wash off instantly when you clean them. shopping list
  • Before using a non-stick frying pan, brush the inside with a small amount of veg oil, add 3 Tbsp of salt, heat gently for 3 minutes, then rub the salt around the pan with a thick layer of paper towels before wiping out the pan. This will prevent food from sticking in the pan. shopping list
  • If your non-stick pan becomes discolored, soak it overnight in a mild solution of household bleach and hot water. Wash and rinse well. shopping list
  • To clean out a burned pan, simmer onion skins for an hour. Leave the onion water in overnight. The burned particles will wipe right away the next day. shopping list
  • You can also clean a burned pan by sprinkling the burned food with baking soda and adding just enough water to make a paste. Let it stand for a few hours, then clean. shopping list
  • The third way to clean a burned pan is to add 2 to 3 Tbsp cream of tartar to enough water to cover the burned surface. Bring to a boil and simmer until the burned food begins to flake off from the pan. shopping list
  • If you have burned an enamel pan, try sprinkling a mixture of 1Tbsp salt and 2 Tbsp lemon juice on the burned or discolored area. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then scour very gently with an SOS pad or steel wool. shopping list
  • If an aluminum pan has become discolored, try boiling some water with some apple peel for a few minutes, then rinse and dry. It comes out sparkling. shopping list
  • To polish stainless steel pans, dip a cloth in some white vinegar and rub until shiny. This removes all traces of grease and oil. shopping list

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  • sandygalesmith 11 years ago
    What a great ideal.
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    recipesrule ate it and said...
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have searched and searched for just such tips. We cook a lot of rice and it occasionally boils dry and burns on the bottom of my stainless steel pot. UGH! I thought it was hopeless and now I have some things I can try.
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    divaliscious ate it and said...
    May I repost these on my blog? Your tips are perfect!
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    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Great tips. Thank you.
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  • onequiklx 12 years ago
    great post something for everyone!! Any ideas on how to get your stovetop clean around the burners. I've tried everything my gas stove is only a year old and already getting the black burned stuff aroung the burners.
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  • bluewaterandsand 12 years ago
    Thanks, a few there that I haven't heard before.
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    magali777 ate it and said...
    thanks, very important to have on hand!
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    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Very helpful Thanks bunches.
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    auntybea ate it and said...
    Great tips!
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