How To Remove Stains From Pots , Pans And Cookware

Here’s how to put the power of vinegar to use when it comes to removing stubborn stains on your cookware, pots and pans. Here’s some cleaning tips on how to do it:

To get rid of those dark stains on your aluminium cookware (caused by cooking acidic foods) mix in 1 teaspoon white vinegar for every cup of water needed to cover the stains. Let it boil for a couple of minutes, then rinse with cold water.

If you want to remove stains from your stainless-steel pots and pans, soak them in 2 cups white vinegar for 30 to 45 minutes, then rinse them with hot, soapy water followed by a final cold water rinse.

To get cooked-on food stains off your glass ovenware, fill it with 1 part vinegar and 4 parts water, heat the solution to a slow boil and let it boil over a low fire for five minutes. Once the solution has cooled down and with some mild scrubbing the stains should come off.

Although we call it nonstick, but no cookware is stain proof. If you have mineral stains on your nonstick cookware, rub it with a cloth dipped in undiluted distilled vinegar. To loosen up stubborn stains, mix 2 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda, ½ cup vinegar and 1 cup water and let it boil for in the utensils for 10 minutes.

Here is a cleaning tip to remove lime and mineral deposits in a teapot. First bring 3 cups of full-strengh white vinegar to a full boil in the teapot for five minutes then leave the vinegar in the teapot overnight. Rinse out with cold water the next day.

If you find that your coffee comes out weak or bitter, it is time to clean your coffeemaker. Fill the decanter with 2 cups white vinegar and 1 cup water. Place a filter in the machine and pour the solution into the coffeemaker’s water chamber.

Next turn on the cofeemaker and let it run through a full brew cycle. Remove the filter and replace it with a fresh one. Then run clean water through the machine for two full cycles, replacing it with a fresh one. Next run clean water through the machine for two full cycles, rember to replace the filter again for the second brew. If you have soft water, clean your coffeemaker after 80 brew cycles. If your area has hard water clean your coffee maker after 40 cycles.

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