Pans are among the most important utensils in the kitchen. Dirty stained pans will not only spoil the flavor of food, but also wear out quickly. Scorched foods can leave stubborn spots on pans that no amount of excruciating scrubbing can remove.
Whatever the reason maybe, at times it is natural to forget about the food put up on the cooker and to eventually get back to cleaning up a huge mess. Messy, stained cookware is a problem for everyone. But with few essentials in your cupboard will help restore your pans with ease.
So here are some useful tips which will help you to keep the pans looking new
Burned pans – cover burned matter with water, add 2 table spoons of salt or vinegar, bring to the boil, remove from the heat and leave to stand overnight and wash and rinse properly. The black burned food parts stuck on the pan can be removed very easily
Enamel pan stains - add 600 ml (1 pint) of water, add 1 tea spoon of bleach, and leave for 2 hours. Wash and rinse thoroughly as bleach is very strong and has a very pungent smell.
Discolored aluminum – boil a solution of rhubarb, tomatoes or lemon peel in it. The discolored pan becomes colored and bright
Stainless steel pans – clean with a gentle bristle brush and warm soapy water, then polish the pan when dry, to make sure the pan does not get scratched.