Wouldn’t it be nice if grease actually ran away from dish soap like it does on the commercials? As many of you know, it’s just not that easy. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help get your pots and pans sparkling clean.

For stainless steal pots, cover the greasy area with equal parts white vinegar and water. Cover the pot and place it on the stove over medium heat. Allow the mixture to boil for 10 minutes and then remove from the heat. Let the pot sit overnight and in the morning wash the pot with soapy water.

For glass cookware, you’ll need to apply oven cleaner to the greasy areas. Oven cleaner irritates skin and is not great to inhale so be careful to wear gloves and try to do this all outside if possible. Once the greasy areas are covered, place the pan into a garbage bag and seal up tight overnight. In the morning opening the bag outside and be careful not to inhale the fumes from the bag. Wash the pan well with regular soap and water.

Finally, for grease that’s stuck on your non-stick pans, mix 1 cup water, ½ cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp baking soda. Fill the pan with the mixture, and double the mixture if you need more. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. After 10 minutes turn off the heat and toss away the mixture (pouring it down the drain will “accidentally” clean your drain too). Now just wash the pan with dish soap.

With a little time and some elbow grease, your pots and pans will look as good as new.

One comment

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    It’s arduous to seek out knowledgeable people on this matter, but you sound like you already know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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