We all burn food (some of us more than others!) But that does not mean that you always have to throw out pots and pans, nor does it mean you have to visit the supermarket and tank up with plastic-wrapped nylon scourers, that deposit microplastics down the sink, when rinsed away. Just use with biodegradable dishwash (unscented for babies, pets, pregnancy, medical conditions etc).
These copper scourers are ideal to remove burned food, and can also be used on sinks, baking trays and barbecues (not non-stick pans, enamel, porcelain or with acidic cleaning agents). Replace every six months (then pop in the freepost envelope, for recycling).
Use something forgotten in today’s ‘instant society’. Elbow grease! Remove burned food with a spatula, then soak in a little hot water to loosen. then mix three parts baking soda with 1 part water to create a thick paste, leave it in the pan for a few hours, then scrub and rinse. For bad cases, add white cleaning vinegar (or lemon juice – good for stains and to avoid scouring non-stick pans). Don’t use lemon juice (keep away from pets) or vinegar on cast iron pans or Dutch ovens.
These coconut fibre scourers are biodegradable yet highly durable due to the unique doughnut shape. Made ethically from coir (the hard shell from coconuts) and wrapped around stainless steel wire, these can be used on hobs, stoves, non-stick pans, and enamel baths and sinks (not plastic). Rinse after use (you may lose a few fibres at first) then store in a dry place.