Using a Dryer Sheet to Clean Dirty Pots and Pans
One of the worst parts about cooking a delicious meal in your kitchen is the messy, sometimes tedious cleanup. Even with a dishwasher, it can be difficult to clean pots and pans with caked-on grease, butter, breading, or burnt food bits. Luckily, a little-known trick can spare you some serious elbow grease, and all it takes is an easy-to-find household item: dryer sheets.
In order to clean your pots and pans with dryer sheets, follow these quick, simple steps:
- Immediately after your meal has been cooked and the cooking vessel has had time to cool, place the dirty saucepan, skillet, or cookie sheet at the bottom of the sink and fill it with warm water
- Then add dish soap and throw in a dryer sheet, or two, if the pot or pan is particularly dirty
- Allow the dryer sheet to soak for a few hours before emptying the water
- Remove the dryer sheet and easily scrape off the remaining residue from the pan.
- For even better results, leave the dryer sheet overnight to soak up more of the gunk
This clever tip can save you a ton of time in the kitchen, make cooking cleanups easier, and potentially extending the life of your pots and pans.
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