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How To Clean Pots And Pans with Baking Soda

(At No Cost)

Who else is sick of the lingering smell of your pots and pans?

How annoying & disturbing!!!!

Yeah, can feel your pain man…….. Clean the stubborn stains and lingering smell of your pots and pans sucks!

But the good news is………

You can do it with some of the simple home ingredients.
Dish soap and sponge are good items to clean, but sometimes you need more solutions to complete your job.

There are many DIY ideas to clean pots and pans that are simple and easy to access. Have you ever thought that baking soda (almost available in every home) can help you clean your dirty pots and pans with ease?


Let me show you How to clean pots and pans with baking soda & free them from stains and food residues.

So How to clean pots and pans with baking soda & vinegar at home?

Wondering Does baking soda and vinegar clean pots?

Heck yes!

But why is baking soda good to use to clean stubborn stains on pans or pots?

Baking soda is a widely used natural ingredient to clean the cookware.

It acts as an abrasive to remove the food residue from the cookware, such as pans or pots. You can also prepare its pungent paste by adding other ingredients such as vinegar to remove bad smells and stains.

Let me show you how to clean non-stick pans with baking soda and vinegar.

Step one:

First, you will need to heat the pots or pan to clean them with baking soda. So fill it with water, avoid using too much water because it may flow out of the pan when boiling. Adding 1-inch water to the bottom is enough.

If you have large pots and pans, you can add up to 1 cup of water or more but do not add too much water.

Step two:

When you see water start boiling, take it from the stove and place your pan or pot in the sink. But do it carefully by avoiding the dumping of water. It is good to use oven mitts to protect your hands from burning.

Step three:

Take one cup of white vinegar and add it to the hot water. It will help you to remove the foul odors from the pots and pans. But if you do not have white vinegar, you can also use apple cider vinegar to do that job.

Step Four:

Then take baking soda, two tablespoons are enough and add it to the hot water. You may see bubbles and fizz when you add baking soda in hot water and white vinegar mixture. No worry, no issue with these bubbles and fizz. But stay away; it may evaporate some gases that may irritate your eyes.

Step Five:

Once you have added the baking soda, allow the pan or pot in the sink for a few minutes. It will allow the bubbles and fizz to react with food residue to remove from the pan’s surface. Allow it for a few minutes until the solution becomes cool.

Step six:

Now you will need to scrub the pan; you can use the scouring side of the sponge. Vigorously clean the inside of your pan, keep your focus on the stains or the scorched areas. Try to cover the areas as much as possible. No worry about touching the baking soda and white vinegar fizz; it does not harm your skin.

Step seven:

Once you have done the scrubbing process, remove all the water from the pan or pot. After eliminating water, wash it generally with fresh and clean water. You can also use hot but clean water or also can use dish soap while cleaning. After cleaning it, let it dry for some time.

Step eight:

Now check the stains; if still, you see some stubborn stains, then prepare a mixture of baking soda with other ingredients to completely clean the pan. You can prepare the paste for cleaning your pots and pans if the simple solution of white vinegar and baking soda does not work correctly.

How do you clean the bottom of pots and pans?

Add an equal amount of water and baking soda, prepare a paste, and apply it directly to the pan surface. If the paste is too runny, you can add some more baking soda to make it hard. Make sure you have applied the paste over the stains; leave it for some time after using the paste.

Step nine:

Leave the paste for 30 minutes; it will act as an abrasive scrape off the burned food residue. Then you can use sponge scrub to remove the stains. When scrubbing, you may need to add some more paste to remove the stains quickly.

Step ten:

Now remove all the paste from the pan. You can also clean it with a soft cloth. Once you have removed the paste, you will have stains removed.

Step Eleven:

Now wash the pan or pot normally with dish soap and hot water. You will see all the stains have been removed. After washing the pan or pot, please leave it in the open air to dry. Once it becomes dry, clean it with a soft and clean cloth. Now you can store your pan for subsequent use.

Does baking soda and vinegar will remove stains and smell?

It is usually enough to clean pots and pans with baking soda, hot water, and a white vinegar mixture to remove the smell and stains. But it does not work so efficiently, you can apply water and baking soda paste to remove the stains.

Why is cleaning with baking soda better than using chemicals?

Cleaning chemicals contain toxic materials that may remove the stains, but they leave a bad smell and damage the pan’s surface. But baking soda is a natural remedy that does not have any side effects and helps remove the stains with ease.

How do you remove brown stains from pots and pans?

You can add vinegar to remove the smell that is also safe for health. Baking soda also does not damage the cookware material and maintains its look. Now you know how to clean the bottom of pans with baking soda.

Does vinegar damage stainless steel? Well, it’s not actually good for a longer period of time.


For the proper functioning of cookware such as pans or pots, it is essential to clean them properly. But some stains are rigid those are not removed by the dish soap. You also have the option to use baking soda, hot water, and a white vinegar mixture if you see such stains.

As you can see,,,,,,, this guide was all about how to clean pots and pans to look like new.

But if you need more cleanliness, then water and baking soda paste is also a good solution. It is safe for your health and your pots and pans.

Catch me later coz I’m thinking of covering a full guide on how to clean a burnt pan with bicarbonate of soda on the next post.

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