How to Remove Grease From Cookware & Pots and Pans

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Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda

  • Dishwashing liquid

  • Dish rag

  • Towel

It's not a major chore to remove grease from your pots and pans.
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Over time, your cookware can develop a greasy film even with regular cleaning. Or perhaps you cooked a particularly greasy dinner that left a layer of grease on your pots and pans. All you need is one simple ingredient to add to your dishwashing regimen to cut through that grease.


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Step 1

Fill your sink with hot water. Add your normal amount of dishwashing liquid.

Step 2

Submerge the greasy pot or pan in the soapy water, then sprinkle some baking soda over its surface. Rub vigorously with the dish rag.

Step 3

Rinse in warm water and dry with a towel. If any greasy film remains, repeat the process.