Dear Home Ec 101,
I just had a kitchen fiasco and you ladies were the first people I thought of after it happened!
I burned carrots… how do you burn carrots? Anyway, while dumping the carrots in the trash the plastic bag that the carrots came in, that was in the trash can, jumped up and touched the bottom of the hot pot. Now I not only have no carrots for my daughters lunch… but I have a plastic bag stuck to the bottom of my pot. How do I get it off?
Bummed by the Burn
You burn carrots by getting distracted by a crying kid, a ringing phone, or a particularly riveting IM conversation with Ivy. You’re human and it happens to the best of us.
As far as your pan. Once it’s cool and you’ve washed out any food gunk, place the whole pan in the freezer. After it’s good and cold use a razor blade to scrape off the now brittle plastic. At worst a tiny bit will remain, but just run your exhaust fan the first time you use the pan or boil water in the pan before you use it too cook again if you are worried about toxic plastic fume particles falling into your food. (You can tell I’m not overly concerned, right?)
This kind of stuff happens all the time in my house, mostly because I’m a klutz. Typically I melt bread bags on my ceramic stove. Good times.
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