How To Clean Grease Off A Pan

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If you’ve been cooking meat or grilling, the chances are your pan is now coated with sticky, burnt on grime. It can feel dispiriting to have a job like this after a lovely meal, but there are ways to make the process of cleaning easier and quicker. Read on for three key tips on how to reduce cleaning time.

Time To Soak

If you remember, put boiling or hot water in the pan or tray as soon as it’s empty, so it has as long as possible to soak. You don’t need to add any dish soap at this point, just water is fine.

Lemon Juice

Dish soap will do most the heavy lifting, but if you need to get rid of a film of grease and oil, try rubbing half of a lemon over the surface of the pan. Leave for a few minutes, then rinse off with boiling water.

Elbow Grease

Once you’ve soaked the pan and coated it with lemon juice, it’s time to test your muscles. Squeeze some dish soap onto a sponge and then work in circular motions, applying as much force as possible. It may take a few attempts, rinse off with clean water in between each one. Within a few minutes you should see the shiny surface of the pan revealing itself.

Your enjoyment of a meal can be diminished when there’s a pile of dishes to do after. Make life a bit easier by following these tips on quickly and effectively cleaning the grease and grime off your pans.