Your kitchen is your domain,
and your cookware collection allows you to both enjoy the many perks each item brings and to ease and enhances their cooking experience. But with the comfort of enjoying a wide array of pots and pans and all types of kitchenware, comes a cost; the stubborn stains marking the life of the cookware which you don’t want to be so apparent.
Some of the tips to maintain your cookware in a healthy condition by keeping it clean, despite the desperate attempts of time and wear bringing forth signs of aging are:
- Use baking soda as a cleaning agent on enameled cookware
- Vinegar for burnt stains
- Aluminum foil in lieu of scrub pad
- Bring the color with cream of tartar
- Freshen up the casserole with fabric softener
- A dash of lemon for a touch of sparkle
Baking soda cleanses the grease and residue after you’ve splurged into a rich fatty feast. Sprinkle the baking soda into the cookware made of glass and ceramic and fill it with water. This makes it easier for the stains to be scrubbed away much easily later when dishwashing.
Stains from burns are tough and don’t go anywhere easily. No matter what the nature of the cookware, they stay for a long time creating a hideous sight for you as you cook. The solution is simple, effective, and cost-effective as vinegar is readily available in most households. Fill the pot with water, bring it to a boil and add vinegar to it while it rests to ensure a clean pot.
Is it that time of the month when you are running out of grocery items and a trip to the store is something you have no time for? Dishwashing won’t wait and your cookware may get stains meanwhile, and to avoid that it is essential to tear up some foil. Aluminum foil could be crumbled to scrub the pots of any nature.
The discoloring of cookware is common especially in case of copper and aluminum pots. The solution is simple and easily available in households. Add 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar to a liter of plain water and boil the mixture in the pot, which has been discolored.
If this comes as a surprise to you, it isn’t very surprising. Fabric softener works wonders in cleaning casseroles ever so delicately as you want them to be cleaned; free from harsh scrubbing to remove tough stains and residue.
Lemons with their acidic properties quicken the cleaning process and give the added benefit of a good sparkling shiny pot as a result. The dull looking pots only need to be cleaned with half a lemon to bring back the sheen you always adored them for.