Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baking Soda To The Rescue!

So the other day I made Split Pea soup in the crock pot and while I thought it was impossible to burn anything in a crock pot, I learned the hard way that that it is very, very possible.

To my defense, I had to make an impromptu run to the emergency vet with Morticia (my cat) after an incident with Hawkeye (my other cat) in which I feared she had torn a ligament or dislocated her hip.  I'm happy to report it was just a sprain and she is good as new!

My crock pot  on the other hand bared the brunt of the debacle.  When I returned the sides were thickly coated in burnt on split pea soup.  Sigh.  

I did what I could, but it was late and I was tired so I decided to let the pot soak overnight with a warm water & baking soda solution.

To my delight, the baking soda lifted almost everything up, just a tiny bit of elbow grease was required to get some very stubborn bits.

So next time your pots/pans have a disagreement with your cooking, try soaking in a some baking soda & warm water to mediate the situation and allow a few hours for the two parties to simmer down.

Happy Cleaning!
The Hoff

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