I got a question from a reader about a grease problem. While most of you probably won’t be dealing with what she’s dealing with, I thought I’d share my response, as you’ll probably encounter baked-on grease at least once in your life. Now you’ll know how to get it off!
We moved into a rental house 2 years ago and the oven and stove top was coated with grease and the house smelled like a fast food fryer. I cleaned and cleaned until it wasn’t such a hazard. Well, after 2 years my cookie sheets, muffin tins, and pots and pans have baked on grease on them. I can literally scrape the grease off with a fingernail, yuck! I really don’t want to throw my high quality baking items out when I move later this summer, but I don’t want to use them in my new range at our next house if they are so yucky. Do you have any suggestions or methods to clean them and bring them back to an original state?
How you clean your pots and pans depends on what type they are. Here are the cleaning methods for 3 different pan types:
The easiest way to avoid this situation is to never use grease or cooking spray on a non-stick pan. It will always result in a gunky mess! Buuut, since poor Brianna was in a situation where she had no control over the grease level, all she has to do is coat the pan with a sprinkling of baking soda and then pour vinegar over the top. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then scrub away! If you pan does not have a lip, you can do this in the sink with a little vinegar soak and some baking soda sprinkled on.
Make a paste using baking soda and water. Rub it all over the grease spots. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and then scrub.
Sprinkle your pan with baking soda and drizzle on some vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes, then scrub with a stainless steel scrubbing pad.
Any secret cleaning method you know about that we should be using? Share below!