How to Remove Stains From Pots and Pans


Pots and pans can become stained quite easily after time and sometimes can be a pain to clean. Especially when the stains hit the corners, where they are more difficult to remove. Usually it takes awhile before pots and pans to become stained, but they do despite cleaning them with regular detergent soap. Skillets especially get stained quite easily, and sometimes using a metal scrubber can leave scratches when trying to remove them.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Old toothbrush
  • Salt
  • Laundry detergent
  • Steel wool cleaning pad
  • Sprinkle baking soda all over the stains. Baking soda the stain removal ingredient for just about any kind of stain. Especially useful for stained kitchen utensils. You can trying taking an old toothbrush, dipping it warm water along with baking soda to try to get stains out deep in the corner of pots.

  • Sprinkle in some salt and fill the pots and pans with warm water. Add some detergent as well, and let your pots or pans soak for a few minutes.

  • Scrub the pans with a steel wool cleaning pad. Start scrubbing, using a circular motioni. Then just rinse and your pots and pans should look brand-spanking new. Simple, easy, and effective.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean dark spots on aluminum cookware with vinegar and a steel wool pad.

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