Saturday, January 10, 2015

Easy Trick to Clean Baked On Food with WATER

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

Hi guys!  As I was cooking hamburgers tonight, it dawned on me that I haven't shared this easy trick with you all.  I'm assuming most of you are like me and you hate cleaning up a pan with lots of baked on food.  I may even have been guilty of doing the ol' "it's gonna have to soak a while" trick, hoping somehow it would just magically get cleaned and put away.  Yeah, it didn't and I had to finally face that mess...until I discovered this trick!

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

After you've finished cooking, do not remove the pan from the stove.  Increase the heat and add about 4 cups of tap water.

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

Bring the water to a boil and let it continue for about 3-4 minutes.  I use this time to finish my dinner preparations.

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

After it's boiled for a few minutes, take a spatula (metal or hard plastic works best) and loosen any remaining food that's still stuck to the pan.

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

With the tap running and the drain basket in place, pour the contents of the pan down the drain.  I don't have a disposal so I use the drain basket to catch the food.  If you have a disposal, you can skip that step.  This photo is of my pan after pouring out the contents.  I'd say that's a huge improvement!

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

For the final step, I give the pan a quick cleaning with my dish scrubber, rinse, dry, and it's ready to put away.

easy cleaning tip for baked on food, the altered past blog

I actually got this idea after watching a Japanese chef clean up after cooking our dinner on the hibachi grill.  I hope this saves you some time in the kitchen!  :)

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

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3 comments:

  1. Angie this is a fantastic tip...not that I ever have baked on food on my pans LOL!

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  2. Angie this pan looks brand new! Thanks for passing this helpful tip along!

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  3. That is a great way to get rid of those leftover burger burns on pans, and it is quite easy too. This actually works on any kind of steel or metal; just heat it up for a few minutes, and the stains will be very easy to remove. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us, Angie. Have a great day!


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