WE'VE all been there – you've turned your back on the cooking for one second and the next thing you know, you've burnt a non-stick pan.
And while they're tough to clean at the best of times, once something has caught on the bottom of a non-stick pot then they're almost IMPOSSIBLE to get sparkling new again.
Or at least, that's what we always thought.
Posting on the Facebook group Mrs Hinch cleaning tips, one woman revealed how salvaged her pan in just two easy steps.
Originally turning to the group for advice, she explained how the pan had been left on the hob for too long.
"I’ve scraped it, soaked it," she wrote. "Don’t want to use a wire brush so asking you lovely people!"
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After being bombarded with helpful tips, the woman decided to try soaking the bottom of the pan in hot vinegar to dissolve the food debris.
And to get rid of any lingering stubborn bits, she then scrubbed the pan down using Mrs Hinch's favourite Pink Stuff cleaning paste.
She wrote: "Pan came clean after boiling vinegar – took off the black chunky bits with a bit of scraping."
"Bicarbonate of soda didn’t really do anything, but the Pink Stuff was what brought it good!"
Unsurprisingly, the woman has now made a bulk order of The Pink Stuff – which can also be used on grimy oven doors and washing machine drawers – so she always has an emergency stash.
Replying to the post, one cleaning fan wrote: "I tried everything on mine and it still left marks, until last week my son heated up some balsamic vinegar to make a dressing and it’s cleaned it up amazing!"
Another added: "Put coke in and boil it then simmer for ten mins or so. Burnt bits will just lift off. I’ve done this a few times."
For more cleaning tips and tricks, this woman cleaned up mouldy 15 year old blinds she was about to bin with 99p spray – and they look as good as new.
And this woman completely changed the colour of the grotty patio she hasn’t washed in SIX years using £2 The Range spray.
Plus this cleaning fan got her filthy tanning mitt looking as good as new in three easy steps.
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