How to clean burnt pot?

 If you forget to adjust the heat when frying fish or braised pork, you may accidentally burn the pan, which can range from partial burns to the entire bottom of the pan covered with a hard and thick layer of black scale. At this time, if you use general detergent to scrub, it may not be clean even if you scrub for a long time, and it will also cause scratches and damage the pot. In fact, with the right recipe and method, you can clean the burnt pot effortlessly.

The following is a homemade non-toxic natural recipe for cleaning burnt pots summarized by Erica Kuo, a well-known herbal aromatherapy educator in Taiwan and founder of the professional herbal aromatherapy brand Rosemary Garden:


• 1 spoon of baking soda (about 15 grams)

• 5 drops of citrus essential oil

• 250ml water


1. Pour the above ingredients into the burnt pot to cover the burnt part.

2. Cover the pot and cook over high heat until the water boils, then reduce to low heat and keep boiling for 1 minute, then turn off the heat.

3. When the water temperature drops, gently scrub with a soft sponge or soft vegetable cloth to remove black dirt.

Note: Do not turn off the heat just after it boils. Keep it boiling for at least 1 minute, but do not burn the pot dry.

Burnt Pot Cleaning Recipe:

• After boiling, baking soda doubles its cleaning power and can melt hardened dirt and separate it from the pot. At the same time, baking soda is colorless, odorless, natural and non-toxic, so there is no need to worry about residue.

• Citrus essential oil is the essential oil of the Cinnamomum genus plant, which has natural antibacterial effects and has strong antibacterial and bactericidal effects on Staphylococcus aureus, Koji mold, and Koji mold.

Three tips for thoroughly cleaning your pots and pans

As a rule of thumb, burnt pots are always difficult to clean, but not impossible. Just follow three tips:

Tip 1. Formulate natural detergents in correct proportions;

Tip 2. Let it sit for enough time for the cleaning agent to take effect;

Tip 3. Try not to accumulate dirt for too long.