Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cleaning Pots and Pans

To brighten darkened aluminum, cook and acidic substance, such as tomatoes, rhubarb, apples, or vinegar in the pan. Try removing stains or discoloration by boiling 2 tbs cream of tartar in 1 quart water in the pan.

Check the majufacturer's care instructions before washing enamel cookware int he dishwasher. Use only nonabrasive cleaners to remove cooked-on food on emanel. Soak stained white enamel pans in warm water and a smal abount of chlorine bleach.

Remove coffe and tea stains from glass or ceramic pots by soaking them ina solution of 2 tbs chlorine bleach per 1 cup water. Another method is to soak the stained cookware over nigh tin a solution of 2 tbs automatic dishwasher detergent to 1 pot warm water.

Remove stains from a pa with a nonstick surface by boiling a solution of 1 cup water and 2 tbs bakign soda in it. Wipe the surface lightly with cooking oil or shortening before using again.

To remove burned-on food from a pan,s crape off as much of it as possible with a wooden spoon. Then fill the pan with hot soapy water, let it soak, and later scour it with baking soda or a nonabrasive cleaner on a plastic scouring pad. Or you can bring water to a boil in the pan, and while the water simmers, scrape off scroched bits with the wooden spoon. After 10 minutes, pur out the water and scour the pan. Repeat the procedure until the pan is clean.

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