This Genius Hack Will Make Your Pots and Pans Look Brand New

Add the secret ingredient, and bring to a boil. It's just that easy!

If you’re always looking for ways to save time, money and effort in the kitchen, you might consider jumping on the TikTok bandwagon. Of all the social media apps that have popped up over the last couple of years, TikTok has emerged as the home of the hack, with TikTok users sharing everything from instant Rice Krispies treat recipes to tips on how to peel garlic in 20 seconds flat.

Now, we’re sprucing up our kitchen—and kitchenware—with TikTok’s latest viral discovery. If you have a pan or stockpot so burnt it seems beyond saving, don’t toss it out. Grab your nearest dishwasher tablet, and get to work making your pans look brand-spankin’-new.

How to Clean a Burnt Pot… With a Dishwasher Tablet

If your favourite pot seems to be on its charred last legs, you’ll want to give this hack a try. @AdrianaSpink posted this experimental trick on TikTok, and it worked so well, people couldn’t help but give it a whirl themselves. All you need to do is put some water and a dishwasher tablet into the pot, then bring the whole concoction to a boil.

@adrianaspinkIt works!🤩 Ieri ho bruciato questo pentolino ma sono riuscita a non buttarlo grazie a questo ##hack! ##lifehacks ##kitchenhacks♬ Make Makeover (feat. Rachel Bloom) – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Cast

What’s great about this clever cleaning hack is that it concentrates the dishwasher tablet’s full power on the pot instead of the rest of the dishes in the dishwasher. While Adriana doesn’t detail how long she boiled the tablet, our advice is to start at 10 minutes and boil for longer if you can’t get everything off the first time around.

Next, find out how dishwasher tablets can clean your oven, too.

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