A Quick Way to Clean a Greasy Pan

by | February 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM | Home

(iStockphoto)

By Kristin Appenbrink, RealSimple.com’s Simply Stated blog

If you’re like me, you hate to leave dirty dishes overnight. (That doesn’t mean I always get them done before bed, but I try to.) When it comes to greasy pans, sometimes an overnight soak seems like the only option, but there is a quicker way to get them clean.

RELATED: The Worst Cleaning Jobs Made Easy

Try this method:

1. Fill the pan halfway with water, add a tablespoon of baking soda and bring the mixture to a boil.

2. Remove the pan from the heat and add a drop of liquid dish soap.

RELATED: Surprising Uses for Your Dishwasher

3. Let the mixture cool, then pour out the water. The grease should come away with the water.

4. Wash and dry as normal.

RELATED: Quick Cleaning Solutions for Every Room

Get more help with our slideshow of how to solve 19 kitchen cleanup conundrums.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.