I seriously burnt my pot dry while steaming some cauliflower for our fav Cauliflower Pizza. I left it to go put away some laundry and came back just as the smoke started curling around the edges. Lovely. Why didn’t I check the water level before I left?!?!
When I first saw the state of this, I thought it was toast. There is no way it would come off with scrubbing and I was just about to toss it in the trash when I remembered a little tip I read in a magaine once.
I filled the pot with white vinegar up to the top of the scorch marks. And then I let it soack for 24 hours.
I came back, rinse out the vinegar and used a scour pad to clean out the pot. The burnt marks practically washed away. I barely had to scrub.
I want to grab some more white vinegar and soak some of my older pots to give them a good cleaning too.