Blackened Pressure Cooker Bottom Giving You the Blues? Try These Tips!

Cooking tends to leave a large amount of residue, which turns black and can be difficult to remove. Here are some easy tips that will help loosen the stains using simple items found in your kitchen.

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Pressure Cooker cleaning tips

The tough stains of burnt food and stuck-on leftovers need tough cleaning efforts. However, there’s no need to worry. You can drastically reduce your efforts by employing some smart and efficient cleaning techniques. So, the next time you’re faced with tough black stains, try these simple fixes.

Let’s get started.

If you’re using the hot water method, before boiling the water, add a drop or two of dishwashing liquid to the cooker for maximum cleaning.

1) Hot Water

Boil some water in the pressure cooker for 10-15 minutes on slow heat. This will loosen the remnants in the cooker. Once the cooker cools down, pour 2-drops of a dishwashing liquid in and thoroughly scrub till the stains fade. Then wash the cooker like you normally would.

2) Onions

Fill the cooker with water and drop 5-6 onion skins in it. Put the lid on and boil the skins for 20-30 minutes. Thoroughly scrub the stains using your preferred dishwashing liquid once the cooker cools down.

3) Lemon Juice

Fill half the cooker with water. Squeeze in 2 lemons and place on the stove. Boil for 5-10 minutes on high flame. Then, thoroughly scrub and your cooker using a dishwashing liquid.

4) Baking Soda

Add 3-tbsp. baking soda to the cooker and fill half of it with water. Boil on a low flame for 10 minutes and let cool. Scrub again with baking soda and a dishwashing liquid. For a final cleanse, wash as you usually do.

5) Cornstarch

In a bowl, combine 2 tbsp. of cornstarch and half cup of water. Mix it well to get rid of lumps. Using a soft-bristled brush, apply this paste on the stained part of the cooker. Wait for 15 minutes, and then wash it as you normally would and wipe dry.

Don’t let the fear of tough, black stains stop you from preparing scrumptious meals for your loved ones.

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