Question: Do you wash your pans and frying pans immediately after they have cooled or do you fill them with soapy water and leave them in the sink to soak them for a few hours – or a few days?
If you are part of the first group, we certainly thank you! It takes a lot of diligence to get back to work immediately after cooking and enjoying a culinary masterpiece.
But apart from good habits, although we like to think of ourselves as “house gods,” we would lie if we said we were not part of the latter group. You see, cooking five hours Thanksgiving dinner for a group of 30 people seems to give us energy, but the idea of cleaning just one pan really destroys us. Funny how that works, huh?
But we stray – you are not here to listen to us, but keep talking about our motivation, or lack of it, in the kitchen department. You came here to discover how you made mistakes in the world when washing your pots and pans.
To put it bluntly, whether you are a steadfast scrubber or a lazy soaker, you are not giving your beloved cookware the cleaning they deserve!
Believe it or not, both techniques are WRONG and you do not favor yourself or your pans by participating. Just think about it; you end up scrubbing those crunchy, dirty pans, anyway, an abrasive job that cleans up time and can add some unnecessary wear to your beloved kitchenware.
How to clean your pots and pans to perfection
A while back we introduce you to one of our favorite secret pans cleaning secrets that call for changing sponges and scouring pads for drying sheets! Do you remember that?
It may sound like a bizarre way to use your washing accessories, but it is one of the best techniques in the area to ban burnt-on, caked-up material that sticks to metal pans so easily.
Especially cookie sheets benefit from this handy DIY. All you have to do is moisten the pan and add your favorite degreasing soap. Once the tool is covered with that soap-like goodness, rub a drying rack on the surface of the pan while it is under running water. We promise that even if you have completely forgotten to rub your pan for cooking, you can still get it sparkling clean in seconds.
Pretty magical, huh?
Now the trick sheet trick is our go-to for baking trays and flat pans in particular, but we have even better frying pans and pans. Just watch the video below to get the full information on how to prevent the dreaded “soak”. Soon enough, you treat your pans as they were meant to be!