One of my most hated cleaning chores has to be cleaning pans that are greasy and covered in burnt food. Don’t get me wrong – I am not the type that hates cleaning my home. I don’t mind vacuuming, moping, or even deep cleaning the bathroom but when it comes to scrubbing dirty pans I feel so annoyed.
The burnt residue, grease, and sauce that is always stuck on the pan after cooking is inevitable but what if I told you that I have found an amazing hack which will make removing these things so much easier? What if I told you that you don’t need to scrub for hours and apply elbow grease?
My Secret? Using Natural Ingredients!
I am not going to promote some commercial product which you will have to buy in order to clean your pans. In fact, I will tell you that you don’t need anything special – just things that are already in your kitchen cabinets!
When it comes to removing burnt residue and greasy stains all you need is baking soda and lemon!
Go to your stove and turn up the heat. Add water in your dirty pan and place it on the stovetop. Let the water boil for a few minutes then turn the heat off and allow the pan to cool down a bit (but not completely). Remove the water and grab a wooden spoon. All the burnt food would have already loosened up a bit due to the hot water and steam so it will be easier to scrape it off with the spoon.
Once you are done pour the water out of the pan. If any greasy stains or burnt food still remains – grab a lemon, cut it in half, sprinkle baking soda in your pan, and gently scrub with the lemon.
When you are ready rinse your pan with hot water and liquid soap!