Washing dishes can be extremely therapeutic (for some people). There’s something serene about cleaning and putting things in place. It’s made even more sensual when you’re by yourself and you choose to listen to some calming music. Washing dishes can be a magical experience until you come across that one sufuria or pan that is grease-filled or burnt at the bottom. This can take all of your energy, and in the long run, you may not be able to get rid of the dirt no matter how much energy and time you spend trying.
That notwithstanding, there are a few hacks that you can try in washing your pans and sufurias that will make you work a million times easier. Here are some of the hacks:
- Use salt, baking powder, dishwashing liquid, and white vinegar
You’ve tried to scrub the dirt out of your pan and it’s just not working. Put that steel wool away, and let’s make use of other home ingredients. Turn the pan around, sprinkle salt, baking powder, and then dishwashing liquid. Mix these ‘ingredients’ together using your scrub. Next, cover the back of the pan with serviettes completely, and pour white vinegar on top. The burnt section becomes clean, just like magic.
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- Boiled coke hack
You’ve probably heard of people putting coke to other unconventional uses. The boiled coke hack can help you to get rid of burnt stains on your pan or sufuria. Put coke inside, boil it up for a while then let it cool right down. Wash it up, as usual, and it will come right off. Alternatively, you can boil coke and leave it there for a few hours. The stain will come off easily after that.
Another common kitchen ingredient that can get rid of stains on the pan is ketchup. This is a simple, quick, and efficient hack. Cover the affected areas of your cookware with ketchup. Allow it to sit depending on the severity of your stain. You may want to leave it overnight. Rinse in warm water and gently scrub with a sponge.
Lemon is one fruit that has innumerable benefits. It can also help you to get rid of the burned grease from your pans or sufurias. Take two lemons and chop them up into eighths. Place the lemon pieces on the bottom of the pan and fill with enough water to submerge the burnt area. Place the pan on the stove on high heat and bring to a boil. This will loosen a lot of grease, which you should see bubbling around. Leave to boil for a few minutes before turning off the heat and allowing it to cool. Discard the lemons, drain the dirty water then lightly scrub to clear away any leftover grime and rinse.
- Use a teabag
If you love tea, then here’s a reason to love it more. A tea bag can help you to get rid of the grime of a burnt pan or sufuria. The best thing? Even used teabags work. It’s simple. Grab a tea bag, pop it in with some water and let the tannins in the tea do the work. After leaving the pan like this for 15 minutes, simply pour away the residue and rinse under the sink. 5 Creative Things You Can Do With Your Used Teabags
- Potato and salt
Potatoes are on top of the hierarchy when it comes to versatile foods. Now, you can also use potato and salt to get rid of the grime on burnt pans and sufurias. Take a large potato, cut it in half and pour salt on the cut side. Rub this into the burn marks to loosen the particles. Add more salt as necessary and rinse and clean the pan thoroughly afterwards.
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