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How To Remove Carbon Buildup off of a Pan Using Tea Bags

Even the most careful use doesn’t guarantee that carbon won’t build up on pots and pans. Over time, it gets deeper and deeper. The food starts to burn regularly, which only exacerbates the problem. And when conventional cleaners can no longer do their job, there are two options: dispose of the utensil in question or use an unusual life hack. How to remove carbon buildup off of a frying pan?

British blogger Linsey Quinn shared a simple way to clean pots and pans on her Instagram. She shot a video in which she demonstrates how to give an old frying pan a second life. The woman expended a minimum of effort on this process. You’ll be surprised, but ordinary tea bags are to thank for this.

How To Remove Carbon Buildup off of a Pan Using Tea Bags

The video clearly shows how dirty the frying pan is. The water inside the dish immediately becomes cloudy. What should you do?

It is best to use this method to clean the kitchenware immediately after cooking. Let it cool slightly, then fill with hot water and toss in a tea bag.

Let soak for 15 minutes, and then drain the liquid. Rinse the utensil under running water. Carbon buildup will almost completely disappear. You don’t have to scrub it with chemicals and a hard sponge.

It’s hard to believe that this life hack works, but it does. The tannins in tea help remove the dirt. Moreover, it doesn’t matter what kind of tea bags you use: new or used.

You can wash plates the same way. Simply soak them in a sink with water and a couple of tea bags.

If you’re still in doubt, it’s time you tested this method yourself. Be sure to share the results of your experiment in the comments section below. How do you remove carbon buildup off of pots and pans?


I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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