If you've read my new "About Page", then you know that I eat cereal for breakfast pretty much every day of my life. I do, however, also enjoy oatmeal occasionally, and pancakes or crepes on special occasions. I went through a recent phase of eating quinoa for breakfast. I would make it with milk and add cinnamon, and it would be like super healthy oatmeal! (I know oatmeal is pretty healthy- but when I make it, it's usually from a nice little packet that you add water to and toss in the microwave for 60 seconds... and it comes pre-loaded with sugar).
Anyway, so I went through this Quinoa phase. The problem with cooking milk on the stove, for me, is that I am not good at staying still. I am not good at staying still and watching a pot to make sure the milk won't boil over. I have this need to keep my mind and hands busy, so I will inevitably find myself busy with something else and just as I'm peeking in on the milk, it will be overflowing. One day I left it too long and I ended up with a very black pot. And I was left to try to figure out how on earth to clean this hardened on, burnt milk from my nice new pot.
I found it. After a lot of searching, I found it. So today, I'm here to share it with you:
Because maybe one day you'll burn some milk too. ;)
Here's What You Need:
- Burnt Pot (check)
- Baking Soda
- Wooden Spoon
Here's what you do:
2. Sprinkle bottom of pot with baking soda (I covered the black bottom so it looked white)
3. Add water (enough to cover the burnt area). Stir it up. (see photo #2)
4. Place on stove and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 min.
5. Empty pot (see photo #3- that's without any scrubbing- I just dumped the water out)
6. Give it a gentle scrape with a wooden spoon & most of the burnt stuff will come right off!
7. Use a sponge or cloth to clean the rest of the burnt stuff out as you would normally wash a pot, and you shouldn't have much trouble getting it back to sparkling clean! (photo #4)
HUGE BONUS: No scrubbing or hand/finger/wrist pain involved!!!! :)
This would be a good tip to pin for later. You know you'll need it one day! ;)