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Since we've already established that I'm a bit lazy in the kitchen, it will come as no surprise that I regularly let things scorch to the bottom of the pot. Today when I scorched a batch of tomatoes while I was feeding Tiger Lily, I wasn't thrilled about the prospect of getting it all off the bottom. Since I was feeling lazy, I decided to Google it instead of cleaning.
Following the instructions I found here, I filled the pot with water, then added a drop of dish soap, a teaspoon of baking soda, and about 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide. I set it on the stove to boil.
When the pot surprised me by boiling over (Ahem! Wasn't that my problem in the first place?), I looked at it, took it to the sink to rinse it out . . . and everything came right off!
I like my new magic trick.