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Five Spring Cleaning Secrets You’ll Love

Have you ever wondered how to get your stainless steel appliances to sparkle like new or needed a quick drain clog solution you can make at home? With Spring just around the corner, we’ve got five cleaning tips from Reena Nerbas of Household Solutions to help answer some common household cleaning issues!

Removing Meatball Stains

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Hello Reena,

I have a new Dutch oven that I used once for Italian meatball stew and after removing the contents, I was left with a thick, black, burnt stain on the bottom of the pot. It has been impossible to remove so far. What do you suggest I do?



Dear Michelle,

Although I don't know what the Dutch oven is made of, I will assume that it is stainless steel. Soak the pan with dishwasher detergent and hot water and then scrub with a steel wool pad. Another option (and this is what I like to do) is to pour baking soda, dish soap and enough water to cover the bottom into the pot. Boil the contents for 5 minutes. Let sit just until cool enough to handle and scrub with an S.O.S pad.

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