How to Remove Baked on Grease From Non Stick Pans

Some dishes leave your pans looking like a place where grease goes to die. You might find that no amount of elbow grease is going to allow your dish sponge to remove that baked on grease. You need a Plan B and maybe even a Plan C to get your nonstick pans back to a usable state. Don't worry, with a little bit of water, dish detergent, heat and a couple of tools you should be able to remove that baked on grease from your nonstick pans.

Things You'll Need

  • Sink
  • Hot water
  • Grease fighting dish soap
  • Nonstick pan with baked on grease
  • Plastic spatula
  • Sponge
  • Nylon scratch pad
  • Stove

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Removing Baked on Grease From Nonstick Pans

Place your nonstick pans with baked on grease into the sink.

Fill your sink with hot water and add 2 tbsp of dish detergent that is grease fighting to the water. Swish the water a couple of times to distribute the soap and to make the water sudsy.

Let the nonstick pans soak in the hot water for about 20 minutes to help loosen the baked on grease. Then, take the pans and gently scrape them with a plastic spatula to remove the grease. Wash the pans normally if the grease is now gone. Wash them with a nylon scratch pad if only a small amount of baked on grease remains, the scratchy pad should remove the little amount of grease.

Fill your nonstick pans with water and a teaspoon of dish soap and place them on the stove over medium-low heat if the baked on grease appears to be really stubborn. The heat should further help loosen the grease, allowing you to remove it with a nylon scratch pad.


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