So the other night I was cooking a very late dinner of eggs and toast and I got distracted with the doorbell, the kids, the phone, the dog… really it was like a comedy sketch for about 20 minutes at Casa de My Frugal Adventures.
Needless to say the eggs paid the price for my distraction and I really did a number on my pan. Whenever I burn things or I have a super dirty situation to deal with, my solution is to dump baking soda on it.
So I did that and after much scrubbing it was clear I needed to step up my game if I wanted to save the pot. So it dawned on me to add a little vinegar and see what happens. After all that is basically how I clean the rest of the house- vinegar + baking soda is magic.
Did that and after a tiny bit of fizzing I started back with my scrubby sponge and I couldn’t believe how quickly and easily the pot cleaned up!!
So today just because I love you all so much, I decided to burn another egg to show you how awesome this is.
Now that you made a mess of that, just dump on some baking soda. I don’t think exact measurements are needed- just coat the surface of the pot with your baking soda.
Next add your vinegar- just a bit maybe 3 tablespoons per cup of baking soda. I drizzled it right from the container and note it will fizz up so be ready for that.
And then I took my Scotch Brite sponge and gave it a good scrub (you might let it sit a bit- I did not let it sit at all). I didn’t need to put too much elbow grease in and you can see at the very top the immediate difference with just a few swipes.
And shut the front door! Here it is after a tiny bit of scrubbing! Almost perfect really. There are a few tiny stubborn spots on the side but overall this looks about 100% better now.
Now- who wants an Omelette?
If you give this a shot let me know how it works for you!
And just to prove vinegar is magic, check out these other DIY recipes:
- Carpet spot cleaner (perfect for cars!)
- Keep your berries fresh and mold free for much longer- plus ready for snacking!
- Clean the bathroom top to bottom with 3 ingredients (vinegar, dish soap and baking soda)