How to Easily Clean Baked on Grease!
What's your least favorite household chore? I have to say other than cleaning the bathroom, I hate washing dishes. I'm great at soaking dishes, especially when they have baked on grease, which happens more often than not if I'm cooking dinner. I recently discovered an awesome cleaning hack for baked on grease! It's my little secret to making dish washing take less time so I can move on to the things I really want to be doing. I can't believe how simple this cleaning hack is, and it takes only a few minutes. No soaking necessary!
What you'll need to Wash a Greasy Pan:
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon dish soap
1 sponge with scouring pad
How to Remove Baked on Grease
Place the pan back on the stovetop and set the heat to low. If your pan is still very hot from cooking, you can skip this step. It's important that the pan is warm throughout the cleaning process, or else this cleaning hack may not work.
Add 1/2 cup of water to the pan and 1 tablespoon dish soap. If you have a really large pan add more of both, and for a small pan add less. You want the baked on food and grease to be completely submerged in a shallow layer of water and soap. You do not need to stir the soap and water together.
Heat the pan with the water and soap on low for about 2 monutes. The soap with begin to bubble once the pan is heated long enough. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and place in the sink to clean. Do not turn on the faucet as cold water will require you to heat the pan back up!
Use the scouring side of the sponge to scrub away the leftover food and grease. Most of the time the food is easy to remove from the pan with only a few scrubs. If the food is hard to remove, repeat the heating process with new soap and water.
A Cleaning Hack that Saves Time!
I can get the dishes clean so much faster with this method for removing grease. I used to put the pan in the sink right after cooking and fill it with water to soak for an hour. When I came back to clean the pan the water had usually turned cold and the grease was a mess. Now I just heat the pan with the water and soap inside while I'm rinsing the other dishes from our family dinner. By the time the rest of the dishes are washed, I'm ready to place the pan in the sink. A few scrubs later I can turn on the dishwasher and spend time with my family!