Burnt pans are a result of cooking on too high heat, but instead of throwing the pan out, it can be cleaned in just a few steps.

1. Boiling water

Using boiling water is a straightforward technique that "works wonderfully for getting burnt food off pans".

Simply put the pan on a stovetop and turn on the heat, when it's hot enough to sizzle, pour in the water, and use a wooden spoon or spatula to scrape away the burnt bits that have loosened up.

2. Salt

Once the pan has cooled, sprinkle a thick layer of salt over the burnt area and use a damp sponge to scrub. Rinse away and repeat as needed.

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3. Lemons

Lemons are a popular non-toxic cleaning product that is excellent due to their antibacterial and acidic properties. The citrus fruit also boats a refreshing smell and so they made a great choice for cleaning burnt pans.

Chop three or four lemons into quarters and toss them into plenty of water in the pan and bring it to a boil.

Reduce the heat and leave the lemons to simmer for around 10 minutes - the burnt food will eventually float to the surface.

Discard the water and lemons, rinse and wipe away any remaining burnt bits.

4. Rhubarb

Dating from the 1940s, housewives used rhubarb to scour their pans, as it is particularly effective at removing burn marks.

Marigold explained: "To clean a burnt pan, chop some rhubarb into small pieces and boil it in the pot for at least 10 minutes until you get a glue-like consistency. Rinse with clean water and voilà - admire the results."

5. Washing up liquid and white vinegar

In conjunction with Marigold, Lindsay, aka Dazlin Cleaning on Instagram shared her tips to clean a burnt pan.

She said: "Add boiling water to the pan and a dash of washing up liquid and half a cup of white vinegar. Leave the pan to soak for 10 minutes, but make sure the water doesn't go cold.

"Carefully pour away the water and you will be shocked to see how much grease and residue has been lifted with very little effort.

"Then, to banish the stubborn marks, I recommend using a Marigold Cleaning Me Softly Non Scratch Scourer - they're so effective! These scourers will lift the stubborn mess with ease thanks to their special scouring surface, leaving your pans dazzling clean!"

When it comes to the best scourer to use, non-scratch scourers are great for non-stick pans as it has a "special scouring surface, which is completely different to traditional non scratch scourers".

Marigold explained: "Rather than relying on a lot of elbow grease to shift burnt-on mess, this scourer does the hard work for you, easily breaking up and removing dirt and grime, without damaging delicate surfaces.

"In fact, this amazing non-scratch scourer is so good, it's recommended by Teflon™ too - so you can rest assured that your favourite non-stick pan is in safe hands!"

If you have a burnt stainless steel pan, then opt for a heavy duty scourer as it will "do the hard work for you".

"This foam filled, stainless steel scouring pad is tough on burnt-on food - it breaks down and removes burnt-on mess, with minimal elbow grease - even if you don't manage to clean your pan straight away."

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