By Markus Allen
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I'm not a big fan of using toxic chemicals to clean my dishes...

... And I don't have the time (or the desire) to scrub off burnt stains.

Here's how I remove burned-off foods the fast and easy way:

First, add plain ol' water about half way up the pan or pot.

Next, add a teaspoon of baking powder (not baking soda) to the water along with a few drops of dish soap.

Turn the heat to high and let the mixture come to a boil for about 10 minutes. As the mixture gets hot, it's going to start to bubble a bit. Toward the end, you're going to see the burnt food literally rise to the top.

(Be careful as we don't want to reburn our cookery if all of the mixture evaporates while the heat is on high.)

Finally, dump the mixture down the drain and use a sponge to finish off the cleaning.

(If you have stubborn stains, just repeat the process.)

To bring back the new-like shine of your stainless steal pot or pan, add a teaspoon of baking soda and distilled vinegar (enough to cover the bottom of the pot or pan). Swirl this mixture, and let it sit overnight. When you wake up the next morning, dump the mixture down the drain... just do a final cleaning and bam - you're got a new, shiny-looking pot or pan bottom.

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