15. Soak pots and pans
When you have pots and pans that are scorched, they can be a nightmare to clean. By the time you buy scrubbing brushes and a cleaner, you’re looking at around $15. This solution is quick, easy and most importantly, cheap. After you scrape loose bits of food, sprinkle baking soda onto the pot or pan.
Next, add enough water so that all burnt areas are covered by 1.5 inches and stir well. You’ll notice that the water looks dirty. Bring this combination to a boil and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Once you discard the water, it will be so much easier to clean.