How to clean enameled pan from scale, scale and dark residue
Enameled pans - elegant, durable, practical, with a durable and hygienic coating. It would seem that all these household items are good for everyone, but the trouble is that the food prepared in them often burns, and then the housewives face the question of how to clean their favorite utensils from hard black residue.
Features of operation enamelware
In pots and stew-boxes with enamel coating, it is not recommended to boil milk and cook porridges. In addition, they can not stew vegetables, make stews or cook roasts.
The main purpose of enamel saucepans is to cook soups: soup borscht and other first courses.
Enameled pots with hot contents to accelerate the cooling can not be placed in containers with cold water, because as a result of a sharp temperature difference, the enamel on them can crack.
Enamel-covered dishes should be cleaned with a kitchen sponge and liquid degreasing agents, powder preparations for cleaning such pans are unsuitable. It is simply unacceptable to use iron brushes for removing iron with enamel, designed for cast iron frying pans!
How to remove strongly burned food from the bottom of the pan
If, due to your sluggishness, cooking in an enamel saucepan, the food strongly burned and "tightly" stuck to the bottom of the dish, do not rush to take the wire washcloth, and especially do not try to fill the hot container with cold water or scrape the burned food residues with a kitchen knife. Acting in this way, you will finally destroy your vessel, but you can still save it. So how do you clean an enamel pot?
- To soften the soot, pour 6-7 tablespoons of cooking salt or baking soda into the affected pot, pour a little less than a liter of slightly warm water, stir the “pickle” and leave it in the dish all night.
- In the morning, put the cleaned container on the fire, when the liquid in it zaurlit, reduce the flame and let the “brine” boil for half an hour, then drain the dirty water and wash off the remains of the soot with an ordinary kitchen sponge.
Pour half a bottle of ordinary 9% vinegar into a "burnt" pot, cover the container and wait 3-4 hours. During this time, the soot will soften and partially dissolve in the acid, so you will only have to pour the black slush from the pan and wipe off the remnants of the burnt food with the hard side of the sponge.
For a couple of hours, pour into the dirty pan a 3% hot solution of soda ash, i.e., washing soda. The alkali itself neutralizes the fat and "corrodes" the carbon, but you only need to drain the waste solution, wash the pan with a washcloth, and then rinse it several times with water and a spoon of vinegar.
As already mentioned, rub the enamel with a stiff brush or abrasives can not be cleaned. Therefore, in the case when, after applying vinegar or brine at the bottom of the container, there are still indelible traces of soot, you can try to remove them with activated charcoal.
Interpret a few coal tablets, add a spoonful of water to the powder, put black gruel on the burned areas of the bottom.
After a quarter of an hour, wipe off the coal paste along with the remnants of the plaque with a rag of flannel and rinse your favorite saucepan with a weak acetic solution.
If none of the above methods gave the desired result, a special, super-powerful tool for cleaning enamelware, consisting of: a), will help you to remove the most stubborn, thick and sticky carbon.
- 1.5 glasses of water;
- 2 tbsp. l citric acid;
- 0.5 cup of "Whiteness";
- 2 tbsp. l soda
Mix all the components, pour the solution into a seemingly hopelessly spoiled pot, boil the liquid in it for half an hour, wait for it to cool, and then complete the cleaning process with a kitchen sponge and plenty of running water.
How to clean enameled pan from dark scurf and scale
During operation, a yellowish limescale is often formed on the walls of kitchen utensils; moreover, first of all, snow-white enamel can darken if compotes and vegetable soups are often cooked in saucepans. Unlike soot, such contaminations are fairly harmless, but since they spoil the appearance of the dishes, they should be periodically removed in one of the following ways.
Bleach the enamel and remove scale from the pan will help you ordinary "Coca-Cola." The orthophosphoric acid contained in this favorite beverage perfectly dissolves calcareous formations and destroys organic dyes.
Pour into the darkened from time enameled vessel bottle of "Coke" and leave it there for a day. For greater effect, before pouring out the soda that has done its job, boil it for 2-3 minutes, and your saucepan will shine with pristine whiteness.
Whey and citric acid have the same effect as “Coke”.
Pour into a fifty-gram sack of acid yellowed from the scale and fill it to the top with water, then proceed in the same way as in the previous recipe.
Instead of acid solution, you can use whey, but in order for the effect of the purification procedure in this case to be noticeable, the whey should be taken not pasteurized, but homemade, left over from the preparation of cottage cheese.
Using these tips in practice, you can keep all your utensils in proper cleanliness, which means that the enamel on your saucepans will delight you for a long time with its pristine whiteness.