Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Burned stuff on your pan?

Valiant cooked breakfast for Buttercup and me this morning. He made scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and English muffins. It was terrific. He's still learning, however, and I was left with egg burned on my pan. My dad taught me this easy peasy way to get burned on food off a pan without breaking your arm scrubbing.

All you do is take the pan in question, fill it with enough water to cover the burned on food, and sprinkle in a little (a tablespoon or so) dishwasher powder. Put the pan on the stove-top and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for about a minute or so and turn the fire off. Then let the pan cool and hand-wash. The burned on stuff will come off easily, your scrubber will have a longer life, and doing the dishes won't make you crazy. (All because I listened to my dad, go figure!)


Melissa Henning said...

sweet! thanks for the tip Erin :) :)

(I love your tips--you're so helpful! :))

Pilar Stark said...

Wow, I didn´t know that! Great tip. I knew to put the water and the soap and let it stand for a while, but this is lots faster.

Erin said...

Melissa & is super fast, that is why I like it. No pan sitting out for hours waiting for it to soften the stuff...nope, it gets done while you're doing other dishes. Then, when the dishes are done, all the dishes are done!