A pot with burnt food stuck to it
Clean Burnt Food Off Cookware With A Clever Soda Trick
To clean a charred, stainless steel pot, simply pour a can (or two) of Coke or Dr. Pepper into the cookware and place it on the stove to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.
Once the soda has simmered, turn off the heat and let the pot cool before you take a sponge and scrub the pot to fully remove those pesky burnt food scraps.
This technique works because soda contains carbonic acid which will help break down and lift burnt food particles. Use dark sodas, which tend to be more acidic than other kinds.
Your cookware's material matters. While Coca-Cola is perfect for stainless steel or even copper, don't use it on nonstick cookware because it could cause damage or discoloration.