A good frying pan is one of the great allies in the kitchen. But the reality is that pans lose their properties with frequent use, causing food to adhere to them, making cleaning difficult.
Fortunately, some tricks to clean pans will help you keep them in perfect condition after use, thus guaranteeing a longer duration. Discover some keys to achieve it in this article.
There are two essential factors you should take into account when cleaning your pans, which will help you keep them in better condition.
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- Never wet the pan with cold water while it is still hot. This bad habit repeated many times causes the non-stick properties to be lost.
- Never wash your pan with the sponge pad because you will scratch it little by little, which will only make the food start to stick soon after, making cleaning more difficult.
A good trick to clean pans in cases where the fat is very stuck or traces of burned food is to put hot water in the pan and bring it to a boil over the fire for five minutes.
The heat will soften the food residue and grease and allow for easy cleaning. Take the pan off the heat, and clean the remaining residue with the sponge and dish soap's soft part.
Another excellent trick for cleaning pans is to make a mixture of baking soda and water.
Fill the pan with a substantial amount of baking soda, and then add a little water. Give it a couple of hours to act. Once this time has elapsed, put on some gloves, and rub the sponge's soft part into the pan. Dirt will come off very easily.
When the fat and portions of burned food are too attached to our pan, there is a trick to clean them infallibly.
Bring water into the pan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, add 1/2 a cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda, boil for 10 minutes. Once it has cooled, remove the water, and clean as normal. You will see how all the dirt will have come out quickly and easily.
There is a fantastic tip you can use to efficiently prevent food from sticking to the pan. Place the clean pan on the fire and wait for it to heat up well. At that time, add a generous spoon of salt and wait for it to darken.
When this happens, throw out the salt, turn off the heat and wipe with a dry cloth. This trick will help prevent food from sticking to your pan.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff