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3 Ways to Avoid Burning Cooking Pots

Have you ever been so excited while making a dish, only to discover that your pot is burnt and your dish is now ruined. Well, you are not the only one, it happens to the best of us, but there are ways to avoid this.

1. Preheat your pots. Do NOT put food in a cold pot while cooking. When the pot starts to heat up, the food in there will cook and stick to it and potentially burn. This happens especially when using oil – pre-heat oil in the pot to provide a nice sear and a protective layer that avoids burning.

2. Stir regularly. Nowadays we follow recipes using tablets and phones, but also while watching tv series or movies. If you get distracted and forget to stir your food, it will scorch or burn. Another secret to avoid burning your pots from spillovers while boiling, is to put a long wooden spoon over the top to prevent the pots contents from bubbling over.

3. Clean your pots before cooking. Sometimes, the pot does not only burn on the inside – it can burn on its sides or bottom as well. This usually happens when a pot is reused and was not cleaned properly. There is nothing worse than seeing smoke coming from the bottom of your pot because a leftover piece of food or raw ingredient.

Now that you know how to avoid burning your cooking pots, please visit our recipes section and start cooking.

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