cleaning with salt


Over the weekend, my friend and her husband spent the night, so I made baked french toast for breakfast. I must not have greased the pan well enough because I was left with a big mess when the meal was over. I let it soak for a couple of hours, but it was pretty baked on. I knew the only way it was going to get clean was with a little elbow grease.

001 - baked on

To make a tough scrub job a little easier, you can use salt in the pan as a slight abrasive. It is gentle enough that it won’t scrap the pan. To start sprinkle your dish liberally with salt. Pour a little bit of dish soap over it.

002 - salt and dish soap

Using a hot, wet sponge, scrub in little circles. The baked on mess should start to come off. Continue scrubbing until you are left with a clean dish.

003 - sponge

If you have a pot that has something burnt on it, you can also use salt to clean it. Use about a 1/2 inch of water and add a liberal amount of salt. Squirt a little dish soap in the water. Set on a low burner and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for a couple of minutes. Let cool until it is cool enough to touch, and scrub with a sponge. The salt will act as an abrasive as the water boils, which makes the job much easier.

004 - clean

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