I hate it when I do this, and I’d be lying if I said it’s the first time it’s happened..
Start boiling some water.. added (in this case it was a soup mix) ingredients.. and then go downstairs or get distracted.. 20 minutes later (conservatively).. SHIT!! I smell something!!
Here is the outcome after a brief scrubbing and leaving it outside overnight.
Ok, so I screwed up.. but since these are great Paderno pots.. I wanted to put in a good effort into cleaning them. Off to the Internet I go!
The first thing I looked up, the article told me to leave it for a few hours soaking in baking soda.. I can tell you that this did absolutely nothing. Perhaps I did it wrong, but it simply said to leave some baking soda in there, add some water.. and leave it to soak.. yeah.. it did nothing.
So I tried method two which seemed to be popular, which was to add water, and some detergent.. and get it to boil and then simmer for like 10 minutes.. then turn off the water completely.. This sounded easy enough (barring I didn’t forget about it again!!). Anyhow, I tried this.
You know.. this actually was the most useful tip of all the ones I think.. the pot easily went from:
Which is definitely a step in the right direction.. I actually scraped out the caked on food with a spoon.. easy enough, I suppose I could have used something else, but it did the trick.
The next step I noticed everywhere was to leave it soaking in Vinegar overnight.. this worked out well since it was getting late and I wanted to go to bed anyhow!
So when I woke up this morning, I emptied out the vinegar in the pot.. and gave it a quick scrub with some water and a scouring pad…
And as you can see, the pot is nice and clean again. There is, however, still a very slight brownish tinge to the bottom of the pot which you can’t really see in this picture, however I believe this will come out the first time I run it through a dishwasher.. I will keep you informed.
In the meantime, it’s time to go invest in a kitchen timer..