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How do you get those pots and pans squeaky clean?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM

So, I'll admit that I'm a bachelor and I'm fairly certain that my particular paleo ancestors didn't carry the gene for cleaning dishes, pots, and pans. Everything I cook gets my dishes greasy. I soak things in hot soapy water but still find it a pain to get things squeaky clean. Sometimes I get things "clean enough" then use a dry paper towel to get that last bit of grease off.

What are your best kept family secrets for de-greasing things?

4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

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on May 12, 2012
at 03:42 PM

+1 for ball-less dog:)

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on May 12, 2012
at 02:07 AM

yep, baking soda is the best. Use it on a fairly dry dish with a cloth just damp enough to make the baking soda stick, and scrub away. It's awesome.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on May 11, 2012
at 09:34 PM

My ceramic GreenPan stays clean without much cleaning.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:45 PM

As long as your dog doesn't sing the "Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls" song, and you wash the dishes afterwards, it's all good. :)

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:29 PM

I'm so glad I'm not alone in letting the dog lick the dishes.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on May 11, 2012
at 09:38 AM

Our dog has no balls to lick.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on May 11, 2012
at 09:31 AM

Any proof that dog balls are harmful?

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on May 11, 2012
at 08:55 AM

Does your dog also lick his balls?

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on May 11, 2012
at 05:58 AM

Sometimes if i burn something (happens if i steam something and run out of water) and need to clean the pot, i soak it in overnight bath of food grade lye. Then just rinse it with dish soap. I dont want to scratch my expensive stainless demeyere pots.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:22 AM

My paleo dog licks many of my dishes as well :)

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78f61440b0be72843360eb19d6ca2f56

on May 11, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Baking soda! Soap and hot water work for most, but the baking soda helps get anything difficult off without scratching. I don't use a scrubby...just a dish cloth.

E2123e1da4ccbe211c9cbd82356fe4bc

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on May 12, 2012
at 02:07 AM

yep, baking soda is the best. Use it on a fairly dry dish with a cloth just damp enough to make the baking soda stick, and scrub away. It's awesome.

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4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

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on May 11, 2012
at 09:09 PM

I cook on Silit Silirgan cookware, pour water in pot/pan right after cooking so nothing really sticks. I handwash the dishes once a day with ecover or other friendly soap and for any hard jobs that happen every now and then, or tiny residue just builds up over time I use Bon Ami powdered cleaner that works instantly and has 5 ingredients: limestone, feldspar, biodegradable cleaning agents from coconut and corn, soda ash, baking soda.

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on May 10, 2012
at 11:32 PM

Interesting... ever since I switched to traditional fats I haven't had issues with stuck on grease. That was a huge problem for me when I used to cook with olive oil and canola oil but any time I cook with butter, lard or tallow it seems to come off with a short hot water soak and a scrubby brush in the case of my cast iron or a a hot water soak and scrubby sponge and a little soap on my stainless steel.

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I only cook with cast iron & stainless steel, I use warm water and salt to scrub anything stubborn. My stainless pans are easy to clean with just hot water & a stiff plastic brush. I do not use soap on my pans.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:11 AM

Our Primal dog licks our dishes, then we wash them in hot soapy water, using ECOVER dishwashing detergent.

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:22 AM

My paleo dog licks many of my dishes as well :)

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 11, 2012
at 08:55 AM

Does your dog also lick his balls?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on May 11, 2012
at 02:45 PM

As long as your dog doesn't sing the "Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls" song, and you wash the dishes afterwards, it's all good. :)

4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

(900)

on May 12, 2012
at 03:42 PM

+1 for ball-less dog:)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 11, 2012
at 09:38 AM

Our dog has no balls to lick.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on May 11, 2012
at 09:31 AM

Any proof that dog balls are harmful?

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 11, 2012
at 02:29 PM

I'm so glad I'm not alone in letting the dog lick the dishes.

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