The easy way to clean stained enamel cookware 9



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Here is an easy method to not only save your pot but also save you time. You won’t have to soak it for hours or risk ruining the enamel with an abrasive scrub. You simply need one ingredient, which 99.9% probably already have sitting in your cupboard.

It works for practically all pots with carbonised food stains, such as those scorched from a batch of veggie soup left unattended or from burned-on onions.


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Magic ingredient: bicarb soda


  1. Bring water to simmer in the pot.
  2. Add tablespoon of bicarb and stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. After a few minutes, use the wooden spoon (not metal on the enamel surface!) to scrape the burned-on bits.
  4. Pour baking soda and water down the drain and rinse the pot with hot water – all done!

Tell us, will you try this trick? Has this worked for you before?

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  1. Wonderful stuff; the old bi-carb. Trouble is with all this expert advise on cancer causing stuff of late one probably should approach with caution.

  2. Mine was stained ,not burnt ,by making a tomato based soup, just tried this method & did not work, any ideas

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    • II soak with a small amount of clothes washing powder for as long as it takes. then wipe and rinse out. I use washing powder to soak oven shelves as well in a bit tub or the bath and leave for a few hours then take straight from the soak and wipe clean and rinse.

  3. Have been doing this ever since I bought my 2 pots..It works like a treat.Sometimes I use a plastic scourer for hard baked on food. Never use metal in these pots.

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