Burnt on baking pans are the number one reason that I used to avoid certain recipes. They are the yummiest dishes but also guaranteed to produce a burnt-on mess - though I did NOT actually burn the food. It is just the way they are.
What kind of dishes? I am talking about pot roast, beef stew and brisket: three delicious tummy warming dinners that my family loves. But how I dreaded the clean up. Whether made in the oven or a crockpot, the cleaning chore ahead was inevitable -that is, until now!
I extolled the hidden virtues of baking soda some time ago in "15 Great Uses For Baking Soda" covering everything from insect bite treatment to a key ingredient in your child's Erupting Volcano Science Fair Experiment - but this? How did I miss this?
How To Clean Burnt-On Food In A Baking Pan
1/4 - 1/2 cup baking soda
Rinse the pan with water.
Pour in dry baking soda.
Add lots of very warm water to cover all the burnt on food.
Let the pan stand for at least 15 - 30 minutes.
Next, place the pan in the sink -if it isn't already there- and rub the interior with a kitchen brush.
The burnt-on food will lift off easily!
Pour out the dirty water.
Add dish soap, clean warm water and, using a sponge, clean it the rest of the way.
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