Remove Burnt-on Food from a Stainless Steel Roasting Pan

What You'll Need
Baking soda
Table salt

A stainless steel roasting pan will last for years. Many times they are handed down from one generation to another due to their durability. Stainless steel is not only long-lasting, but also a much healthier alternative to other cookware, such as Teflon. Stainless steel does not harbor food particles within its surface, nor does steel seep into your food. Removing burnt-on food can be a challenge, however. Here are some steps that will make it easy to remove the burnt-on food and keep your roasting pan in top shape.

Step 1 - Boil First to Loosen Debris

The first thing you will want to do is add water to the pan. Cover with a lid and let it boil for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool, empty, and then rinse. A good portion of the burnt-on food will be removed by doing this.

Step 2 - Removing Remaining Leftover Burnt-on Food

In the bottom of your roasting pan pour straight vinegar. Next, take baking soda and sprinkle into the vinegar until it starts bubbling. Allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes. Pour out the vinegar mixture, and the rest of the food debris should wipe out easily.

Step 3 - Remove Burnt-on Food on the Side

If your roasting pan happened to spill over and you have burnt-on food on the outside, place it in the sink and pour vinegar over it. Take a sponge and regular table salt to scrub away the burnt-on food.