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BigFart Wed 07-Oct-20 15:21:04

I was just steaming some swede, carrots & potatoes to make mash.
Didn’t realise it had ran out of water and now the bottom of the pot is completely black and my house stinks.
But is the food still safe to eat?
It’s one of those 3 tier stainless steel steamers that sit on the hob

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Blue5238 Wed 07-Oct-20 15:22:09

I'm sure it is safe. But have a small taste...it might well be tainted with a burnt taste

TheQueef Wed 07-Oct-20 15:22:32

Yep if they were in the steamer.
Soak the pan in salt water.

FairFriday Wed 07-Oct-20 15:26:51

It will taste of ‘burned’ I’m afraid. The pan will be a bugger to clean.

dorispiffle Wed 07-Oct-20 15:30:17

Will be safe but taste burnt

tellmewhentheLangshiplandscoz Wed 07-Oct-20 15:31:16

To clean the pan you could try putting some washing detergent powder and water hot from the kettle in. Then bring to the boil, simmer for a few minutes then take off the heat but let it go cold. It may then be easier to gently scrape the crap off the bottom.

PS that mash mix sounds yum grin

Londonmummy66 Wed 07-Oct-20 15:34:19

Bicarb and vinegar or a steradent tablet will clean the pan. Mash will be edible but be careful not to stir the burnt bits in as you take it out. Mash it up with a bit of pesto and no one will know anything ever happened to it...

BigFart Wed 07-Oct-20 15:39:01

Hmm... the food definitely has that burnt aroma to it.
I’m so annoyed. I was so looking forward to some lovely buttery swede mash. Just cooked a nice bit of gammon and was going to have it with loads of veg and gravy 😭
Looks like it will be gammon egg & chips instead.
Spent ages chopping that damn swede as well.

Thanks for the pan cleaning tips! It’s in a very sorry looking state atm

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Jojobythesea Wed 07-Oct-20 15:42:31

The pink stuff might save the pan 👍

Petitmum Wed 07-Oct-20 15:53:00

Pop a dishwasher tablet and some water in the pan, boil it up for a while and leave to cool. It works miracles!!!

AdaColeman Wed 07-Oct-20 16:10:04

Next time cook your swede in the microwave, no laborious chopping then! Google "singing swede" method.

londongirl12 Wed 07-Oct-20 16:22:28

BigFart

Hmm... the food definitely has that burnt aroma to it.
I’m so annoyed. I was so looking forward to some lovely buttery swede mash. Just cooked a nice bit of gammon and was going to have it with loads of veg and gravy 😭
Looks like it will be gammon egg & chips instead.
Spent ages chopping that damn swede as well.

Thanks for the pan cleaning tips! It’s in a very sorry looking state atm


Have you a Morrison's near your? They have ready made mash

BigFart Wed 07-Oct-20 16:32:22

@AdaColeman now that’s a new one on me! Will definitely be trying that, thanks for the tip!

@londongirl12 the ready made stuff just isn’t the same, I’ve tried them all. Aunt bessies was utterly vile!
Can’t beat the delicious homemade one!

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