Here I am again on a home-making escapade!
One of our Ninangs (Principal Sponsor at our wedding) generously gave us a 12-piece Bialetti stainless steel cookware set (along with a 10 cu.ft GE refrigerator!) as a wedding gift.
You can just imagine how thrilled we were, knowing that we were saved a whole lot of money. You wouldn’t believe how much cookware sets costs nowadays, especially good branded ones. They can range from Php10,000 to Php20,000 depending on the brand and number of pieces.
Luckily, Bialetti is a very good Italian brand for cookwares and I can happily say that it would last us years.
If we took care of them, that is.
I remember happily staring at the shiny new pans when we first opened the box. So you can imagine my annoyance when the pans started to get stains from the oil and all the food cooked in it.
Last week was the last straw when I cooked tocino for breakfast. Since tocino is coated in sugar, the sugar burns on the pan was horrific.
So off I google, “how to clean burnt pans”. I came across this forum with lots of suggestions on how to clean burnt stainless steel pans.
Since Martha Stewart said that you should always start with the weakest cleaning agent (so that you won’t end up ruining your items), I decided to go with the baking soda solution.
All you need to do is boil water mixed with baking soda on the pan. The amount of baking soda will depend on how bad the burn is. I used 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Fill the pan with enough water to cover the burned areas.
If the stain is really bad, you can leave it overnight.
Woohoo! Stains, begone! There are still a few tiny stains left, but that was because I soaked the pan for only less than an hour. (Yes, I’m impatient). I could probably remove all the stains if I left solution longer.
Yehey for baking soda :)
I know most people know this, but I just want to share MY newly discovered information. Baking soda is not only used in baking, it’s also used for cleaning, too! (Even Messy Bessy uses it as an ingredient in some of their products.)