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It happens. You’re dumping a bag of frozen peas into a hot pot on your stove and some plastic melts onto the pot metal. And it just won’t come off with regular dish soap! Here’s what to use: Nail polish remover. But take care—the smell is quite strong, so be sure to use only a little at a time. Remove the pot from the stove, empty it and cushion with layers of newspaper or an old sponge that’s big enough to catch any nail polish remover drips. Angle the pot so that the plastic goo is facing upward. Carefully drip the polish remover onto the plastic spot, and let sit for five minutes. If the nail polish remover refuses to sit, blot the area with another old sponge dipped in the nail polish remover. The plastic should eventually peel off. If it doesn’t, repeat the process. Wash the pot well.