Last evening, I said it’s time for pasta! So, I put a pot of water to boil, added a handful of penne rigati, and walked away from the stove. Bad idea! I had to finish something for work on my computer, and I completely forgot about my boiling pasta.

Actually, the smoke smell reminded me that I was cooking! God! Leaving aside that my dinner was ruined, but my new enamel cooking pot was, literally, a black mess! This requires some harsh scrubbing or some money to buy another pot – to throw or not to throw the pot? This is the question!
Well, I was thrilled when I found a burnt-on removal method that doesn’t require harsh scrubbing or leaving the pot to soak for hours in water. You just need this tiny secret weapon which is found right in your kitchen!

You need:

– baking soda
– water

How to remove burnt-on grease on enamel cookware?

Well, this is quite easy! Just put the burnt pot back on the stove, add 2-3 cups of water, enough to cover the bottom of the pot, and wait until the water gets in the simmer point. Then add a couple tablespoons of baking soda.
Let it simmer for a few minutes, and then take a wooden spoon to remove all the burnt-on residues. No-scrub needed, just let the burnt residues to soften and they will come out quickly.

After this process, you can give a nice wash with Dawn soap.

Just in case: in some situations, the bottom of the pot can get stained, but there’s a solution for that!

  • Prepare a paste made of vinegar and baking soda, and wash the pot with it! Any trace of burnt food will be removed for good!