Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to: Clean that Baked-on Gunk!

Don't you just hate it when you go to clean up dinner and your pans look something like this:

That's when you let it soak in hot soapy water and say a little prayer that you won't be up all night scrubbing that gunk off. 

Well, what if I gave you an easy and quick way to get it clean? Achieving this result took about one minute from start to finish: 

I know this might be the most mom-esque or domesticated thing I've ever said but, well, I loved learning this little cleaning trick. My husband's grandmother taught it to me one time when she was visiting and took it upon herself to clean up all the kitchen chaos I had created while making dinner. 

She asked where my baking soda was. Very confused, I handed it over. 

She poured some into the pan and started scrubbing away*. I was shocked to see the gunk quickly come off. Previously, I was convinced that pans gradually adopt a bit of gunk here and there - battle scars perhaps - but my dear Grandma Marilyn proved me wrong. 

By the way, aren't Grandmas the best when it comes to learning nifty tips and tricks? 

Now our pans can look brand new again! And we don't have to get annoyed when dinner wrecks havoc on our pans. By the way, to extend the life of your kitchen sponges and keep them fresh, check out this tip.

*If you need a little extra cleaning power, just used a bit of Dawn or your fav liquid dish soap along with the baking soda to create a paste. 

1 comment:

  1. My mom did this too. For burnt pans she'd simmer baking soda in water with a splash of vinegar and behold, the burnt stuff would come off. So smart.


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