At some point or another, we've all stepped away from a pot for a few minutes, only to come back to a burnt mess. Next time this happens to your enamelled cookware, there's a simple way to get it back to mint condition.
The Kitchn offers a nifty trick for cleaning burnt enamel pots and pans, and it doesn't require hours of scrubbing. All you need is bicarb soda and water:
Let the water come to a boil, add the bicarb soda, and give everything a good stir. After a few minutes of simmering, use a wooden spoon (no metal on that enamel surface, please!) to nudge off the burned-on bits. Just like that, all that yucky stuff will release from the pot, minimal elbow grease required.
You can also do this with laundry detergent, but we love the idea of using bicarb soda, an ingredient many of us already stock in the kitchen.
How to Clean Burnt Stains Off Enameled Cookware [The Kitchn]