Every housewife probably keeps "grandmother's" old cast-iron dishes somewhere in the kitchen. The cast iron that you can buy now does not compare with the quality that was before. But how do you cook delicious meals when the dishes are covered with an unwashed, burnt layer of fat? And is it possible to give your beloved frying pan a second life? There is an exit.

For cleaning you will need:

  • universal PVA glue - ordinary medium jar
  • laundry soap 72%

How to clean pans and pots:
To begin with, grate the laundry soap on a coarse grater. Pour water into a large container and bring it almost to a boil. At this moment, we reduce the heat and pour grated soap and PVA glue into the basin. Mix everything thoroughly to dissolve the soap. Dip the old pan into the resulting solution. Next, we cook it for 2 hours over medium heat, adding water when part of the solution evaporates.

After 2 hours, drain the entire solution and cool the pan itself a little under running water. The solution makes the fat itself very soft and in some places it begins to crumble. We bring it to a perfect shine by ordinary cleaning with a metal sponge. The most effective and easiest way to clean old pots and pans, and most importantly - not expensive!

Things to know (Q&A)

How do you clean old pots and pans?

Sprinkle the surface of your dirty pan with baking soda, then pour on a solution of 1 cup hot water and 1/3 cup vinegar. Allow the mixture to fizz away, and it will lift the food particles clean off, making your job much easier.

How do you get stuck grime off pans?

Removing Burnt Grease From Bottom of Pans With Vinegar, Dawn, and Baking Soda

  1. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with generous amounts of baking soda and sea salt, especially on the stains.
  2. Spray the baking soda with straight vinegar.
  3. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Use the scouring pad to scrub away the grease .

How do you remove brown stains from pans?

Mix ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar with hot water in the sink. (We prefer Heinz white vinegar and Arm and Hammer baking soda, but this will work with any brands really.) It will bubble up like a school science project, but that reaction is what helps loosen the residue.

How do you clean tarnished pans?

Sprinkle a scorched pan with baking soda and pour hydrogen peroxide ($0.95, Target) over it, followed by another layer of baking soda. Let the mixture sit on the pan for up to two hours. Wipe the mixture off with a sponge.

How do you make old pans look new?

A combo of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and time helps old pans look brand- new . Baking soda to the rescue again! When your glassware builds up a not-so-appetizing layer of burnt-on grease, all you need is baking soda, a little soap, aluminum foil, and an old toothbrush.

How do you deep clean pots and pans?

Baking soda, distilled white vinegar and fresh lemon juice are a triple cleansing threat. Add a dash of baking soda or vinegar during the boil method to help clean scorched saucepans . Soak pots , baking dishes or cookie sheets in hot to boiling water with baking soda and fresh lemon juice for an accelerated clean .

How do you remove sticky oil residue?

Place your baking dish in a larger baking pan & squeeze soap dish over it plus a couple of handfuls of baking soda then add hot water to cover the dirty baking dish. Let it soak for an hour of so then just scrub with a brush & that's it!

How do you remove brown stains from stainless steel pans?

Add a hearty pour of baking soda (about ¼ cup or ½ cup) and carefully place your pan in the water. Reduce the water to a gentle boil, and let the pan cook for about 15 to 30 minutes, flipping or rotating it if necessary so that all the sides are boiled. You should start to see brown residue flaking off. 18

How do you deep clean a pan?

Baking soda, vinegar and salt

The trick to this tip is sprinkling on a layer of baking soda, then a layer of salt, then spritzing on a layer of vinegar. This is one of the better tips for removing stains. After five minutes of scrubbing, the pan was much shinier and a lot of the gunk had come off. 23

How do I make my pans look new?

Return the copper bottoms of your pots and pans to their shiny selves using baking soda, vinegar, and a half lemon.

  1. Cover the Bottom. Turn the pan upside down, and sprinkle baking soda all over the copper bottom. ...
  2. Scrub With a Lemon. Use a half lemon as a "scrub brush" to scrub all over the bottom of the pan . ...
  3. Rinse and Dry.

How do you fix discolored stainless steel?

What You'll Need

  1. Mix Baking Soda and Dish Soap. Apply the mixture of baking soda and liquid dish soap to a microfiber cloth or another soft cloth, then rub at the stain , moving back and forth in the same directions as the grain in the metal . ...
  2. Rinse and Towel Dry.