Cleaning with Baking Soda & Vinegar Saved My Burnt Pots (Mom Made Easy)

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Cleaning with Baking Soda & Vinegar: Pan Saver

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!

Cleaning with Baking Soda saved my favorite pan!

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!

Pot Rescue Cleaning with Baking Soda & Vinegar

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!

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?

Has cleaning with baking soda and vinegar ever saved your day? What did you clean?

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. This is one of those tricks I always meant to try but haven’t yet- a must do very soon.
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  2. I’ve done this too, but with water instead of vinegar! Saved my pots and teapot too! :D
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  3. Are you kidding? I just threw away my favorite pan because of the burned gald I saw this, will remember for next time!
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  4. ahhh! I love vinegar and baking soda! I think I need to bust it out on a few of my icky but not burnt pans! Thanks!
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  5. Thanks for the great tips, if I don’t clean my pots and pans right away they are so hard to clean later on, I’ll have to give this a try!
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