Cooking is undoubtedly one of the nicest things to do at home because you take care of loved ones and indulge in many different recipes. When, however, it’s all over, we see those super-crusted pots and pans that don’t seem to want to come back clean even if we spend hours and hours degreasing. If it has happened to you too that you don’t know how to permanently remove the encrustation from your pots and pans, today I will tell you 6 natural ingredients that are very effective in such cases!
Vinegar has always been one of the best natural products to use in the kitchen to say goodbye to stains and encrustations, even the most stubborn ones. Using it is super simple! All you have to do is fill the bottom of the pot with vinegar (any type will do, but the white alcohol type is best) and wait a few hours. After that time you will notice that the dirt has softened, so scrape it off with a special kitchen brush or sponge. Rinse it off and the pot will be good as new again!
In lemon juice we can find many potentials of vinegar, so it is perfect in case of very dirty pots. The step is similar to the one described above, you will have to press the lemon on the affected areas and let it act for several hours. The more stubborn the encrustation, the longer it will have to soak in the lemon juice. After that, all you have to do is go to scrub to clean thoroughly and rinse with warm water. The pot will not only be shiny and clean, it will smell great too!
The abrasive action of baking soda is what is needed in case of scaling in pots and pans! In fact, this product is very popular, loved and used in the kitchen not only in such cases, but also for steel and many other chores. So spread the baking soda evenly all over the incrustation and add some very hot water. At this point, you will have to let the product act for a while, if you do it in the evening you can also complete the washing the next day. You will see that afterwards it will be very easy to say goodbye to the stains and the pot will be perfect again!
Salt and lemon
This is an old Grandma’s trick that I can’t help but recommend! The action of fine salt and lemon put together make a perfect combination if you need to get your very encrusted pots and pans looking new again. All you have to do is sprinkle salt over the encrustation and coat with lemon juice, then wait for it to dry. Then go and scrape it off using a special dish brush very gently, and the dirt will be gone in no time.
Did you know that coffee grounds are a great way to deal with fouling in pots and pans? Well yes, valuable in the garden and around the house, these ingredients should never be thrown away, they can also become a great natural cleaner! So, take some grounds, spread them in the pot and cover with boiling water, after which leave them to work for as long as necessary. Complete the wash using a mildly abrasive sponge and there you have it!
We conclude our tricks for saying goodbye to dirt in pots and pans with yellow soap! It is used only for laundry, but actually this natural element and formed mainly of coconut oil is useful for a variety of household chores. You will need to spread a small ball of soap in a sponge, add a pinch of baking soda and rub it on the scale. Add a little warm water and leave it to work, and after that it will be super easy to make the pot like new again!
I remind you to try these methods first in unseen corners of the pots and pans, so you can make sure they are damaged.