When you’re cooking a steak or making paella, those crispy, slightly charred bits of meat and rice that stick to the bottom of the pot or pan can be the best part of the dish … until it’s time to wash up. But don’t let the extra cleanup stop you from cooking those delicious dishes, or anything else that can leave you with a burnt pot or pan. Keep these effective tips on how to clean a burnt pot or pan in your back pocket, and you’ll be set the next time a caked-on mess comes your way.
Well, let’s be honest—most of our dinner ideas and dinner recipes involve some type of pot or pan! To minimize cleanup from the start, check out our one-pot/one-pan dinner ideas. A few of our favorites include: