Monday, November 12, 2007

Black Bottom

Wiley burned the oatmeal. The black in the bottom of the pan looks like it's about a half-inch thick. This will require an all-day soak. I put some salt in the pan, and if that doesn't work, I'll try the baking soda. A few other sites suggested boiling vinegar (but that would smell just as bad as the oatmeal), boiling dishwashing soap, or using Coke to clean it out. Coke is now a delicacy, so I shan't be trying that.

Burned oatmeal smells awful. Yuck.


Cara said...

I take it chucking it in the trash and starting over isn't an option?

Melinda said...

I so wish. But it's our soup pan, and our only small pan, so I'm going to try and salvage it. I was able to get most of the black stuff up with the salt scrub. Now I'll try boiling the soap. It's time to burn my nostrils anyway.

Heather said...

I've tried the boiling of the soap trick. It worked for me.