What can I do with a pot that I left on the burner with sugar and water boiling for an hour?
I would like to save the stainless steel pot, but I want to make sure it´s safe. I placed the pot with a cup of sugar and a cup of water to boil the solution. I thought I should have put an alarm because I often forget and leave the pot too long, but I didn´t. I walked into the kitchen about an hour later and smoke was coming out of the pan. The lid was slightly stuck to the pot when I took it off the burner. Next, the pot was completely full of a black porous substance which is probably charcoal-burnt sugar. Clouds of smoke surrounded me as I scraped out all I could with a spoon.