Pots and pans are among the most frequently used kitchen accessories for preparing our most delicious dishes. But it's not uncommon for their base to suffer damage over time, especially with frequent use.
Commercial cleaning products can be a solution to these problems. However, they are not always the best alternative, due to their sometimes prohibitive cost and potentially toxic chemical composition. Fortunately, there are some old-fashioned tricks that can restore your pans to their original shine.
A Tiktokeuse's secret for like-new stoves
Such is the case with a simple yet effective trick shared by Nadia on her personal TikTok account. The process involves the use of aluminum foil, combined with a cup of white vinegar and a splash of washing-up liquid. A perfect combination for renovating your cookware!
The first step is to bring two cups of water to the boil. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and add one cup of white vinegar. You can then spray the base of the pan (or saucepan) with this mixture. Finally, add a few drops of washing-up liquid and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
Cleaning with aluminum foil: a magic trick!
After the pause, take a piece of aluminum foil, roll it into a ball and rub the base of the pan without pressing too hard. You'll notice that the dirt begins to disappear. Once the base is completely clean, rinse with water and dry, restoring your pan to its shiny new appearance. “With aluminum foil, a cup of white vinegar and a little washing-up liquid, give your pans a second life!”
However, it's advisable to clean pans immediately after use to prevent dirt from drying out. Avoid using cold water when the stainless steel is still hot. Instead, use a soft sponge or pad and a non-abrasive detergent for cleaning.
“Pans are essential kitchen utensils. But with repeated use, their base can become damaged, leaving brown burn marks that are difficult to remove. A quick clean after each use can prevent these annoyances.”
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