Are you dealing with cookware that has so much burnt stuff stuck to it that you don’t see how you’ll ever be able to get it clean again? Don’t worry; even the most difficult-to-clean pots and pans are not hopeless cases. If you’re dealing with an enameled pan, it’s actually quite easy to clean, and you don’t need any special chemicals or cleaning tools. The Kitchn has got you covered with a simple cleaning solution. All you need is a ratio of 1 quart of water to 2 tablespoons of baking soda.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Bring your water to a boil in the cookware.
  2. When the water begins to boil, add in the baking soda. Then stir with a wooden spoon and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Using the wooden spoon, start to scrape off the burned-on bits from the pot.
  4. Once you’ve gotten the browned bits off, pour the water and baking soda solution down the drain. Rinse the pot with hot water, then wipe it dry and clean!