How to Clean Burnt Pots and Pans in 4 Easy Steps



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So, you left a pan on the stove a little too long. It happens to the best of us! Those scorch marks and chard remains glued to the bottom of your cookware can look unforgiving. And now you’re faced with the relentless pain of scrubbing a burnt frying pan. Frustrated as ever, some throw out the pan…but we’re not quitters right?! After all, waste not, want not. There’s no to need replace your old cookware when there’s an easy way to make your pots and pans look like new again with the Dremel Versa Power Cleaner! Whether cleaning up after your dinner party or sprucing up the look of your pot rack, the Dremel Versa can help speed up the cleaning process.

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Supplies Needed For This Project


Dremel PC10-05 Versa 4-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion Max Power Scrubber Automotive Cleaning Tool Kit

Model # PC10-05


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    Baking soda
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    Distilled white vinegar
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    Kitchen gloves
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    Spray bottle
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    Dish soap
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    Paper towel
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Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.


Make Your Cleaning Solution

Put on your kitchen gloves and be sure your Dremel Versa is fully charged. For an all-natural, all-purpose cleaner, fill an empty spray bottle with half water, half distilled white vinegar, and add just 5-6 drops of dish soap. Now mix it up! Close the spray bottle and shake contents lightly to evenly mix your cleaning solution.


Prepare Your Pots and Pans

It’s time to tidy up! Place your pot or pan on a sturdy, waterproof surface and dust the dirty area thoroughly with baking soda. Then spray your cookware with the cleaning solution, saturating the baking soda.


Power on, it’s Time to Take Care of Business

It’s time to tackle that to-do list! Attach the splash guard, backing pad and non-scratch pad to your Dremel Versa. From there, turn on your Dremel Versa and apply light pressure as you run the tool in a circular motion over the surface you are cleaning. The Versa is designed to shut off if too much pressure is applied. Just let the tool do the work for you! As you conquer the clean-up, spray additional cleaning solution as needed to keep the cleaning surface wet.


Wipe Away the Mess

After you’ve cleaned your pots and pans, run them under warm water to remove any residue. Now your sparkling pots and pans look as good as new!

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