How to Clean Burnt-on Grease From the Oven and Your Pots and Pans
Cleaning burnt-on grease stuck on your oven’s walls and grill, from the backside of your pans or from the bottom of your pots is no easy task, especially if there are also food debris stuck along. But you can remove even those tough spots with products in your kitchen, following a just a few easy steps. Here’s how to clean burnt-on grease from your oven, pots and pans.
You don’t have to use special grease cleaning products, that are full of chemicals and emit toxic fumes. Baking soda and vinegar are all the cleaning solutions you need for this job. And patience to let them act until all the grease can be easily removed.
How to clean burnt-on grease. In the oven
Applied correctly and left overnight, baking soda will dissolve that hardened grease on the oven’s walls and grill. Here’s how:
- Measure out three tablespoons of baking soda into an empty spray bottle, then fill with water and mix the solution until all of the baking soda has dissolved.
- Make sure the oven is turned off and cold. To remove burnt on grease, spray the offending areas on the top and side of the oven.
- Leave overnight. The next day, the grease deposits should have come unstuck and began to slide to the over floor.
- If grease persists, repeat step 2 in between meals (again, ensuring the oven is cold).
- Wipe up the grease from the bottom of the oven with a damp cloth.
The effectiveness of this solution hangs on applying the baking soda wet and giving it enough time to prise off the grease.
How to clean burnt-on grease. On pots and pans
It may seem stuck there forever, but grease you have on the backside of your pan or on the bottom of some pot you left on the range for too long does come off. To that effect, you’ll also use baking soda, but combined with vinegar.
- The first line of defence is soaking the pan in hot water mixed with a little washing up liquid to loosen the dirt.
- Next, sprinkle baking soda on the affected surface.
- Spray with vinegar.
- Scrub with a sponge to remove burnt-on dirt (leave overnight for best results).
- Repeat process if needed.