Cleaning with Baking Soda & Vinegar
Not too long ago I decided to make some tapioca pudding because it is one of my favorite desserts. There is a trick to tapioca though. You have to stir it and stir it. W was in the kitchen with me and at the end I didn’t give the pudding enough attention.
I ended up with a burnt pot (one of my favorite ones) and I was sure it was destined for a post at Mommy Mishaps! But I have been exploring cleaning with baking soda and vinegar these days. I decided to use the rest of the paste I made for the floor on the pot to see what might happen!
How to Clean a Burnt Pot
This was my poor little pot. I had stirred and stirred but then at the last minute the pudding started to burn. This is what my pot looked like at the end. I was pretty sure it was going to be time to say goodbye. I should mention that this was one of the pots from an expensive set I bought when J and I got married. I planned on them lasting for years.
I soaked the pot in dishwashing soap and hot water. I scrubbed and scrubbed. I even scraped at it even though I knew it was probably damaging the finish. I was desperate!
Letting Baking Soda Work its Magic
I had some baking soda and vinegar past left from testing it on my dirty kitchen grout so I dumped it in the pot. Then I walked away. I couldn’t look. I was just hoping for a cleaning miracle. I couldn’t even stand around and look.
I was hoping for something along the lines of a watched pot never boils. A burnt pot won’t be cleaned if I watch, right?
I waited ten minutes. I forced myself to wait that long. I wanted to give it plenty of time to work.
Then I scrubbed it just a bit. Not much at all actually because as I scrubbed, I noticed something amazing.
My pot was saved!
Cleaning with Baking Soda Saved My Burnt Pot
It worked! It really worked!
I am now a slave to cleaning with baking soda and vinegar! It gave my tile grout new life and it saved my burnt pot! What more could a mom ask for?