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You know you're in for a grueling triceps workout when you smell the faint odor of burnt Brussel sprouts in the air. For scorched pots, burned pans and glass bakeware, it can be a daunting task to get rid of that brown, broiled-in gunk. I'll admit I've tossed a dish or two when the going got rough and the tar just wouldn't budge.
Well, guess what. Put down the elbow grease and pull out a dryer sheet instead! Bet you never thought the laundry staple would rescue you from those epic kitchen disasters.
TODAY Home put this method to the test, and were shocked with the results! The conditioners in the dryer sheet help soften and cut through grease, effectively slashing your scrub time in half. Consider this your ultimate cheat sheet.
What you'll need:
- Dirty pot, pan or dish
- Dryer sheet
- Warm water
What you'll do:
1. Pour warm water into the dish.
2. Place a dryer sheet on the surface of the water. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or even overnight for really baked-in messes.
3. Wipe dish with a wet sponge. Any caked on grease and food should lift easily with the soft side of the sponge.
Talk about a clean sweep!