This Trick Shows You How to Clean the Outside Bottom of a Pan

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For those of us that spend a lot of time in the kitchen, keeping up with all the cleaning can become quite tough. Luckily, there are plenty of kitchen cleaning tips out there for reference, like how to clean oven door glass and even greasy cabinet doors! But what about those stubborn stains on our prized pots and pans?

Don’t worry, like every other problem in the world (or so it seems), TikTok has a hack for that! We’ll show you how to clean the outside bottom of a burnt pan and make it totally shiny and like-new.

How to Clean the Bottom of a Pan

While we’ve covered how to clean the inside of a burnt pot (boiling water and a dishwasher tablet), what about the grimy char that’s layered underneath our favorite kitchenware? While you may believe you’ve tried everything, we’ve got one more solution for you. Thanks to TikTok user @ramdeep.osahan, we’ll never have to live with burnt pot bottoms again!

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Step 1: Rough it up

Flip the pan upside down and run some steel wool over the burnt bottom.

Step 2: Add salt and baking soda

Sprinkle a few pinches of salt onto the bottom. Do the same with a few pinches of baking soda. (Here are dozens more things to clean with baking soda.)

Step 3: Soap it up

Squirt dish soap over everything (enough to spread across the bottom), and rub with the steel wool to combine it all.

Step 4: Let it sit

Lay paper towels all across the bottom, drench completely with white vinegar and let sit for a few minutes while the mixture works its magic.

Step 5: Reveal the clean pan bottom

Remove the paper towels, wipe up the gunk and voila! So shiny.

Our Favorite TikTok Cleaning Hacks

With so many cleaning hacks to choose from, deciding where to start can be overwhelming. How about using ice to clean your garbage disposal or this self-made concoction for cleaning your oven? You can even create your own cleaning slime to help get into those dusty nooks and crannies! Whatever the mess may be, trust me, TikTok has a hack for that. Happy cleaning!

Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.