How to Clean Pots and Pans By Kitchen Crew 11/26/15 Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Email to a Friend Easily clean stuck-on food from your pots and pans! Step 1. Add a healthy squeeze of dish soap to the dirty pan. Step 2. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to the dirty pan (on top of soap). Step 3. Add water to pan. Place pan on stove and turn heat on high. Step 4. After soap/baking soda mixture begins to foam (simmer) in the pan, dump water down the drain. Step 5. Add more baking soda. Step 6. Add a little bit of water. Use brush or sponge to scrub and clean pan. Watch the "pinch tips" video here.