Gather the ingredients
Start with gathering all the required ingredients so that you don’t have to dance in the kitchen with messy hands. Grab one cup of distilled white vinegar, two tablespoons of baking soda and a jug of water. The only other thing you will need is a steel wool or a dishwashing scrub to help you scrape off the burnt surface after treating the pot with vinegar and soda. Ironically, you will also need the services of the main culprit, the stove. So make sure that the stove is ready to go.
Add water and vinegar
Get the cleaning started by filling the burned pot with a layer of water. Add enough water to cover the burned portion completely. Add a cup of vinegar to the pot and place it on the stove. Bring the mixture to a boil and soon you will start noticing a clear difference in the appearance of the stains.
Add baking soda
Take the pot off the burner. And yes, don’t forget to turn the stove off. Add two to three tablespoons of baking soda to the water and vinegar mixture, while the concoction is still hot. Fizz will be formed. Let these bubbles do their work for 2 to 3 minutes.
Scrub the pot
Empty the mixture from the pot and scrub it with steel wool or an abrasive sponge. Scrub until all the stains are removed. Remember the burned spots should be quite soggy at this stage. However, if the spots are still a bit stubborn, sprinkle some dry baking soda on them and scrub again. Rinse the pot thoroughly under tap water after you are satisfied that all the spots are gone.