Sometimes the best evidence of a truly magnificent meal is the truly magnificent mess left at the end. Here's how to get those greasy pots and pans clean.
Things You'll Need
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Oven Cleaner
- Baking Soda
- Powdered Dishwashing Detergent
- Scouring Pad
Let any remaining grease in the pan cool slightly.
Pour grease into a can.
Set pan to soak in hot soapy water.
Pour off soapy water.
Arrange pan in lower rack of the dishwasher and run on "pots and pans" or "heavy" cycle. Or,
Wash by hand using very warm, soapy water and scrub with a scouring pad.
Rinse and dry pan.
Tips & Warnings
- Save greasy pots and pans for last when washing by hand.
- If glass baking dishes have baked-on food, spray the pan with oven cleaner and let it sit for 45 minutes.
- Sprinkle scorched pans with baking soda or powdered dishwashing detergent; add a small amount of water and let stand for an hour or more.
- Try adding a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pot or pan, and bring to a boil on the stove top before cleaning.
- Avoid pouring grease down the sink and causing damage to pipes.
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