The other day I was getting my sons ready for school while attempting to get myself ready for work . I started having delusions of grandeur and thought I would start prepping my dinner as well. On the menu was to be a pasta salad and since I had some pressed barley I wanted to use up, the plan was to cook it so I could cool it in the fridge and have it ready to assemble for dinner.
So I put out a saucepan, diligently measured my portion of barley, added the correct amount of water, put the lid on and turned on the stove.
About 20 minutes later , while scrubbing away in the shower, the house started to smell like something was burning. Of course, I had totally forgotten about the barley. It burned so badly that it wasn’t looking very promising for my sauce pan.
Then I remembered a trick someone told me: spray Easy Off on it and let it sit. So I did that.
Later that day, I rinsed the pan and most of the caked on “burn” residue washed off. A few little scrubs later, my sauce pan was good as new!
So, take that and put it in your back pocket. You never know when it will come in handy!