Monday, July 28, 2008

Washing Starchy Pots

I always get aggravated when I wash pots after cooking potatoes, pasta or rice. The starch just seems to cling to the surface and it isn't completely visible until after the pot is dry. I can't tell you how many times I've had to rewash pots used to cook starchy foods.

Well, at least I used to, until I learned a great tip. When washing starchy pots, let them soak in COLD soapy water. Hot water turns the starch gluey and makes it harder to wash off completely. But with cold water, it wipes right off. Then, just rinse the pot in hot water after it is clean. This is SO much easier than having to scrub at the starch or rewash the pot.

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Michele 1:35 AM  

What a great tip! Thank you!! :)


SH 8:11 AM  

What a great tip! I've always had the same problem. Thank You.

JessieLeigh 2:34 PM  

What a fabulous tip! I would NEVER have thought to try that... thanks so much!

Fit Healthy and Happy 3:33 PM  

Wonderful! I have that same aggravation, glad to have something that will help out!

Anonymous,  7:42 PM  

Grandma said starch=cold water, protein=hot water and it works.

JessieLeigh 3:40 PM  

Just a follow-up to say that I tried this trick out with a pan from sticky white rice last night and it worked beautifully! I am so appreciative for this tip!

Angie 1:38 AM  

I'm definitely going to have to give this a try! Thanks!

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