Stock pot cleaning

New stock pot

New stock pot

Just want to share some of my over zealous results while canning. I bought this new pot while in Jamestown. I was so excited to use it. On Friday night after the football game, I filled it with apples, but did not pay attention to the liquid. After turning the heat on medium and continuing to ignore the pot, I burned the bottom badly. I dumped out the apples and salvaged them then soaked the pot. Later I gently scraped off the burned apples, but even after a couple of soaks and stove top cleaner and water and salt and boiling with vinegar it still looked like below.

Some cleaning completed

Some cleaning completed

Closer view

Closer view

Well after complaining but before pictures, I received a tip from Mountains mom. (I now follow her, she has spot 1 on my list). She said boil it with about two cups of water and 1/4 cup baking soda. I did it twice, only because I am not so patient and had to try again. Here is the result, and super much thanks!!! Now I can use it to make some salsa this afternoon.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Glenda Zimmerman
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 15:53:15

    Just remember to put liquid in the pot before you start boiling! It looks like new again. Thank God for mountain moms!



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