How Do I Clean My Clay Cooking Pot?

published Jun 8, 2015
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Q: I bought a large clay cooking pot in Mexico to cook my beans. Now after using it for over a year, the inside of the pot has a black residue that I can’t seem to remove. I’ve tried vinegar and dish detergent, but it still won’t come off. Help!

Sent by Sonia

Editor: I’d suggest using warm water, along with baking soda, a brush, and a scrubbing pad, to try to remove the stains.

Readers, if you cook with a clay pot, how do you keep yours clean?