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I love to cook, and bake, during the holidays. The only problem is that by the end of the season my pots and pans end up looking like this. (YIKES!)
Do yours look the same, covered in layers of baked-on grease, and next to impossible to clean?
Remember a couple months ago how I showed you how to clean a crock pot and make it look brand new? Well I got to thinking, and decided since the Scotch-Brite Extreme Scrub Sponge worked so well on the baked-on crock pot spots, I’d give it a try on my greasy, dirty holiday dishes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
To remove all the gunk, first, place the dishes in the sink, then wet them with warm water, no need for dish detergent, or to soak them first, just get them wet. Next, wet the Extreme Scrub Sponge and apply a little dab of dish soap to it.
Use the scouring pad to scrub the dish in either a circular motion, back and forth, or both. You might have to put a little elbow grease into it, but honestly, you will be amazed at how easily the grease and grime lift from the dishes.
Depending on how many layers of grease are baked onto the dish, some dishes might take a little more scrubbing, or might need to be dunked in soapy water again. For tricky spots, like around the brand name, use a toothpick, or a scraper, to get the grease up. And don’t forget the bottom of the pan!
Watching how easy it is to clean burnt grease off, without having to use any harsh chemicals, is actually pretty addicting, because when you see how easy it is to clean them, you will want to pull out all your pots, pans and baking dishes out, and clean anything that has a grease stain on it!
After scrubbing the grease off with the Extreme Scrub Sponge, rinse it with hot water, wipe it dry, with a paper towel or dish towel, then step back to admire the fact that it looks brand new again! Check out the transformation of my baking dishes.
There really isn’t a whole lot to say about the transformation, other than, “wow, that was so easy, hand me another dish!”
To prevent baked on grease on your cookware, in the future, use aluminum foil to cover your bakeware before adding your ingredients.
NOTE: I do not recommend using this product on non-stick pans, or any frying pan, skillet, etc. coated in a non-stick product, or stainless steel pans, because the sponge could scratch the surface of these products.
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