Cooking is not my strong suit, though I have to eat something so, the other days I decided that is time for some Italian food and I cooked Bolognese pasta. Well, cooked is too much of a word for the disaster I made in the kitchen.

Many will say it’s simple to boil some pasta and make the sauce, and it is if you don’t walk away from the boiling pastas. Lol! I thought that walking away for 10 minutes from the boiling pot and continue editing my article will save me some time, but was not such a great idea. Those 10 minutes turned into half an hour I guess and I freaked out when I remembered about my super Italian food which was completely burnt. Guess who was ordering food afterwards?

My pastas were completely charred along with the bottom of the enameled pot, so I throw it away, because cleaning it was impossible! At least this is what I thought, because the next day mom came visiting me and saw the burnt pot in the trash and she miraculously removed all the burnt-on food, leaving the enameled pot impeccable.

How did she do it? Well, continue reading this article if you want to save your enameled pots!

First, Grab Some Supplies and Ingredients!

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Wooden spoon
  • Kitchen towel

Steps You Need To Follow:

1. Place the pot on the stove: Pick a large-enough burner and put the pot on the stove. Then, pour in one quart of water.
2. Turn on the heat: Set the burner to medium heat.
3. Wait for it to boil: Wait for those telltale bubbles and for the water to begin boiling.
4. Add baking soda: Add two tablespoons of baking soda and stir with a wooden spoon.
5. Let it sit: Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
6. Scrape: Use a wooden spoon to nudge the burned bits off of the pot.

7. Inspect the water: The stains will release completely — you’ll be able to see all the burned bits floating in the water.
8. Rinse: Pour the baking soda and water solution down the drain, rinse the pot with hot water, then wipe it dry.

Tip: if burnt stains are still present on your enameled pot, just prepare a paste of vinegar and baking soda and start rubbing the strain with the green side of a kitchen sponge. From the first scrubs you’ll see how the stains will slowly go away.