One of the most difficult kitchen chores is cleaning a pan after something is stuck or burned on. It seems no matter how careful we are, some foods just like to stick and burn.
You have probably tried all kinds of things,
but here's a trick I have used for years to make the job easier.
With the pan on the burner at medium-high heat, sprinkle the bottom of the pan with baking soda.
Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan and make a thin paste with the baking soda.
Simmer this mixture, without stirring, until it makes a thick paste.
As soon as it cools enough, use a light scrubbing sponge or wooden spoon to
loosen the stuck on food. Wash as usual!