Burnt pot alert!

I forgot a pot on the stove with boiling chickpeas – and now it’s really badly burnt! Any tips on how to clean it? Any help would be appreciated… it’s such a lovely Le Creuset pot that I got for my birthday earlier this year and I really don’t want to throw it out.

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    SAMANTHA
    November 12, 2015

    Boil with a mixture of water and VInegar or Bicard. This may however still leave some marks which will require scrubbing to get the pot shiny again. Spare yourself the effort of remembering to swith the stive off and scrub the pot and soak the pot with bleach this should take a couple of hours dependant on how badly the pot has burnt. Depending on the degree of burn you may not need to do any scrubbing the following morning and all you need is to wash the pot with detergent to have is sparkling again.

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    Lorraine Youngworth
    November 11, 2015

    PUT SOME OMO AND WATER IN THE POT AND LET IT BOIL UP STIR AND SEE IF THE BURN IS COMING OFF. LET IT BOIL FOR A FEW MINUTES IT SHOULD WORK

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    Pat Hill
    November 10, 2015

    Try boiling vinegar in it

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    Irene Nair
    November 9, 2015

    Hi, put the pot on the stove with water to cover the burnt stuff. Heat the pot till water simmering, then take off and scrub and remove the excess burnt stuff. Repeat the process, adding a few drops of lux liquid and scrub and continue with the process till all burnt marks are cleaned off. Good luck.

  • Kelly Cloete
    November 8, 2015

    Put a dishwasher tablet in the pot, fill with water and leave overnight. All the burnt stuff should come off easily in the morning! Worked on my stainless steel Le Creuset pot.

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    Amanda De wet
    November 5, 2015

    Get a bottle of the Le Creuset enameled cast iron cleaner from one of their stores.

  • Tandy Sinclair
    November 4, 2015

    You could try covering the bottom with bicarbonate of soda, then covering that with water. Bring to the boil and it should clean the burn off. If that does not work, try covering the bottom with fabric softener and water and bring to the boil. Good luck!

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    Elze Ollerenshaw
    November 3, 2015

    Sugar as an abrasive is gentle enough not to damage but works wonders when used with dish washing liquid.

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    Helena Archer
    November 3, 2015

    Soak in hot soapy water for a few days, changing the water and scouring gently with a non-metal scouring pad. You can then also us a liquid scourer (like Handy Andy, not VIM) with the pad. The glaze at the bottom will never be like new but it won’t be burnt/black. I’ve burnt stew to the bottom of my big Le Creuset pot and managed to clean it as above. Helena

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    Shelley Grobler
    November 3, 2015

    A bit of bicarbonate of soda, in hot water , soaked overnight …and then elbow grease with Handy Andy to try and clean it off!

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    J Weich
    November 3, 2015

    1 Tablespoon Baking soda and 100ml white vinegar. Put in pot and let it simmer a while about 4m-5 min or longer. Keep an eye on it as it can boil over. Let pot cool wipe out

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    Johan Liebenberg
    November 3, 2015

    If vinegar doesn’t work (it should) add baking powder as well. Leave it until the burnt areas begin to loosen.

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    Yasmita Govind
    November 3, 2015

    Give the pot a boil with some water and vinegar. Let it stand for a few minutes. Gently scrape the burnt layer of with a non stick spatula.

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    Jenny Keytel
    November 3, 2015

    Boil gently with water and a few heaped spoons of bicarb. Don’t let it boil dry. Eventually the burnt stuff loosens. Jenny

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    Patricia Lester
    November 3, 2015

    Add cup of vinegar to water and boil in the pot. It will cook loose in no time at all.