Baking soda is your secret weapon in getting rid of tough stains on pots and pans. Yes, using baking soda to clean pots and pans is an actual thing! In addition to removing stains, it also helps eliminate any lingering food odors from your cookware.
Sprinkle a little baking soda onto burnt on food or stains. Rub the soda into the stain. It’s abrasive enough to remove most food and stains without damaging the surface of your pots and pans. For more resistant stains, sprinkle the pan with baking soda then add a little water. Bring the water to a boil for 5 to 10 minutes.
Adding a little white distilled or apple cider vinegar to the mix before boiling will give you an even stronger stain remover. Sprinkle the pot or pan with about a tablespoon of baking soda. Add a cup of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar then boil the mix for 10 minutes. The food or stain should wipe away easily once cooled.