Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

How aluminum foil can clean your dirty pots and pans in seconds

by Amy Eley / / Source: TODAY

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

If you hate doing dishes as much as us, listen up. We have a trick for you for combating that grimy dish.

Next time you cook scrambled eggs in a skillet or bake your favorite lasagna in a pan, the clean-up doesn't have to be an arm workout in scrubbing. Instead, grab the aluminum foil.

Add water to the dish, then crinkle it up a sheet of aluminum foil into a ball and use that to scrub off any tough residue. (Important point: Don't try this with non-stick pans.) It has an abrasive surface that will peel away any baked-on grime in seconds. The best part: You can toss that aluminum foil ball into the recycling bin when you're done.

RELATED: The 1 item to use to keep your diaper pail from stinking

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
MORE FROM today