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Does this look familiar? Whether it’s a Dutch oven or another piece of enamel cookware, chances are, if you’ve had these dishes for a while, they are nowhere near the pretty white they once were.

Before replacing your dishes, or settling for a life of stained enamel, check out this easy method for cleaning your pots and pans! In just four easy steps, you can restore your cookware in no time.

First, get rid of those tough stains by adding some water to the bottom of your dish and heating it up on medium-low. once the water is boiling for a few minutes, take the dish off of the stove and pour the water out.

When cool enough to handle, add a little soap and warm water to the pot and gently scrub away the stuck-on food bits. Make sure to always use a soft sponge on enamel cookware. Metal scrubbies will damage the finish.

Rinse out the pot again and then fill it almost to the top with water. Then, add one teaspoon of bleach for every 2 quarts of water. Stir the mixture, and then cover and let sit for 12-24 hours. Next, simply rinse and scrub out the pot, and move onto the next one!

Get the full instructions in the video below!

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