Make pots and pans look like new

Frying pan stains can be stubborn little things. They just. won't. scrub. off. No matter how good the dish soap is, sometimes no amount of elbow grease will lift those dried-on, dark brown stains. Steel wool will do the trick in metal pans, but what about non-stick surfaces that shouldn't be scratched with metal utensils, never mind steel wool?

Tired of this run-around, I reached for the baking soda one day, which I had been using to create a paste to remove marks on walls around the house (try this, it works). Well, it worked even better on my frying pans. I have never had to fight the stain battle again. This technique is inexpensive, natural and so easy. In just 30 seconds, pans go from 'eww' to like new.

Here's how to remove stains from your pots and pans using baking soda:

1. Sprinkle baking soda generously over the stain.

2. Soak a paper towel or clean dish cloth with water.

3. Gently rub the baking soda in small circles into the stain until clean.

4. Rinse and dry.

That's all there is to it. Your pans will look shiny and new in just 30 seconds, every time. Simple.

Do you battle with stains in your pots and pans?


  1. I've got to try this! Seems so easy!

  2. A bit of vinegar in the pan with the baking soda helps, too, for the real stubborn stains.

  3. Yes! This is the same tip my mother gave me as a child. And it's still one of the best!


  4. Great tips. Thanks for your article

  5. Many people prefer container pots and pans. Your article is great. Thanks for share.

  6. Looks so much better after, amazing job !