How to Clean a Pot With Really Burnt Spaghetti Sauce in the Bottom
Forgetting to turn the heat down to simmer on your spaghetti sauce, or forgetting to turn off the burner during dinner can leave a mess of spaghetti sauce burned in the bottom of the pan. Though scorched food and cookware looks like a tough -- maybe impossible -- job, don't throw the pan away. If the burnt sauce doesn't budge when you scrub it; there's a trick you can try that can clean the pot with a little time and almost no elbow grease.
Fill the pot with water to cover the burnt-on spaghetti sauce.
Heat the water to almost boiling on the stove top, then turn off the burner.
Place a used dryer sheet into the pot of hot water. Push it down using a wooden spoon or other utensil until it's submerged.
Allow the pot to sit for at least two hours or overnight.
Remove the dryer sheet and discard it. Dump the water into the sink and wash the pot normally with dish soap. The burnt sauce should come off easily.
Save a few used dryer sheets in your kitchen for cleaning burnt pans. You can use an unused dryer sheet if you don't have any used ones.