Copper is one of the best materials that is used to manufacture cookware. It is heavy and this makes it quite durable. It also distributes heat evenly and this ensures that your meals cook properly since instances of undercooking and overcooking are eliminated.
Such pans, however, can get burned on the bottom when they are placed on a burner when they are empty or when they catch fire. Burnt copper cookware loses their ability to distribute heat evenly and this will ruin your cooking experience.
When this occurs, you don’t have to get rid of them as you can clean them up and use them again. I was contemplating throwing away by copper pan after it got burnt until was came across a great solution on how to restore it.
To help you in this regard, here are simple solutions on how to fix a burnt copper bottom pan,
Tips on how to clean a burnt copper bottom pan
Don’t panic when you burn your copper pan at the bottom. Here is what you need to do to fix the situation;
Remove the burnt food particles from the bottom of the pan. Add a little liquid dish soap on the pan and fill it with hot water. Make sure to cover all the food particles on the pan and then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
Let the pan soak for about 1 hour.
Scrub the burnt food particles on the pan with a gentle scrubbing pad. Avoid strong scrubbers such as steel wool as they scrape off the non-stick coating on the pan’s interior. If the particles are still stuck to the pan firmly, let the pan soak overnight so as to soften the stains.
Scrub the particles from the pan the next morning and rinse it with hot water. Use a dry cloth to dry the pan.
Turn your pan to the right side so as to expose the burned part at the bottom. Spread tomato ketchup over the burnt section and let it sit there for about one hour for the acid to penetrate the burnt spots and eat them away.
Wash the ketchup away with hot water as you scrub the surface of the pan with a gentle scrubber. Dry the pan with a soft cloth.
Fill a bowl halfway with vinegar and place it in a microwave. Make sure that the bowl is microwave safe as you wouldn’t want any accident in your kitchen. Heat the vinegar on medium heat for 30 seconds.
Fill another bowl halfway with flour as the vinegar is heating warming up. Mix them together to form a thick paste.
Spread the thick paste over the burnt part with a piece of cloth. Leave the paste to sit on the burnt surface until it dries. Wipe excess paste from the bottom with a piece of cloth and rinse it with hot water.
Cut a lemon into 2 and dip one half in table salt. Take the salted lemon and rub it on the remaining tarnished part on the pan’s bottom until the stains clear. Rinse the pan with hot water and dry it with a clean piece of cloth.
A clean pan is a happy pan
You are likely to burn the bottom of your copper pans when preparing meals for your family or guests. When this happens, you shouldn’t panic since you can clean the pan’s bottom and get it back in good shape.
In this article, I have shared tips on how to clean a burnt copper bottom pan so as to ensure that you don’t get rid of your valuable cookware when you mess up in the kitchen. Read the article in detail to learn how to fix your burnt pans like a pro.
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