Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Frying pan saver: Deglaze the stick-on-mess naturally

See also

Anyone who cooks using frying pans has experienced a stocky situation in their pans one time or another. Depending upon what foods are being prepared and cooked foods unfortunately can stick to the bottom of the pan. When this happens clean=up can really be a chore.

Now you can go through a process called deglazing to remove the stuck-on food particles or try these simple techniques for a sparkling clean pan every time. These two tips using ingredients already in tour kitchen or pantry provide a natural and frugal way to clean and save the life of your frying pans.

Pour some white vinegar into the hard to clean frying pan. Set the pan back on the stove and heat it up. All the stick-on food will start to lift free from the pan bottom. After a few minutes remove the pan from the stove and wash with dish soap and hot water to reveal a clean and food free pan without all the scrubbing.

For a pan that really has stick-on food particles do the same process as above except add two tablespoons of baking soda right after removing the pan from the heat but before you attempt to wash it in the sink. The baking soda will fizz up adding the process by acting like a mild abrasive that won’t damage the frying pan and make cleaning it with soap and water much easier.

Naturally give your frying pans a good clean and extend the life by saving your pans for more wonderful dishes in the future!

© 2014 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved



  • Nail art
    Top 5 ways to express yourself whether your nails are short or long
    Nail Art
  • Cars
    These cars have gotten the heave-ho: Will you miss them when they’re gone?
    7 Photos
  • Spinach quiche
    Mini spinach quiche are great for party snacks or for appetizers
    7 Photos
  • Peacock Inn
    Seasonal five course tasting menu at The Peacock Inn in Princeton
    6 Photos
  • Makeup
    Is the new Wonder Woman makeup similar to Kim Kardashian's look?
    8 Photos
  • Wavy hair tips
    Grab your flat iron and start curling with it to get these beautiful waves
    7 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Juicy Fruit Bubble Gum and Juicy Fruit Fruity Chews
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517703788" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Time to get tickled pink: Cook up some brine for a jar of pickled eggs
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518329988" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Top flavor in America
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518327685" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>