TikTok has brought us a lot of entertainment lately. It has also taught us a thing or two that we may not have known before.

The video platform allows users to share videos of all kinds. Singing, dancing, funny content, and even educational hacks. My favorite thing to watch on TikTok is the life hacks. Some of them I already knew about, others I am discovering for the first time like so many others. Honestly, you could really learn a lot from TikTok.

There have been so many viral TikTok hacks that we have covered in the past, such as the best way to keep your shoes from stinking without wearing socks, an easier way to make mac & cheese, how to clean your dishwasher, and several others. Recently, another TikTok life hack has gone viral and it's one that could be very useful for you in the kitchen. This one has to do with how to clean dirty/burnt pots and pans.

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We have all seen pots and pans that look burnt and grimy after using them for a while. You probably have some right now in your cabinets. Well, this hack is supposed to make them look new again, with almost no scrubbing involved.

According to the TikTok video, all you have to do is this:

  • Sprinkle some salt and baking soda on the pot/pan
  • Then add dish soap
  • After that, scrub it just a little bit with steel wool to mix everything together
  • Once it's all mixed together, cover it up with some paper towels
  • Then, pour white vinegar on until they're soaked
  • Wait for the magic to happen

Apparently, you should be able to rinse everything off and the bottoms of your pans will look good as new.

This might be worth trying out if you have a lot of pots and pans at home like this. No need to throw them out because they look old. If they still cook well, all you have to do is give this a try and you'll have nicer-looking pots and pans!

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