It is one of the electrical appliances that facilitate daily household tasks. It is enough to put all the cutlery, crockery, plates and other utensils that we have used to eat or cook, give the chosen program and play. In a couple of hours we will have everything clean and shiny without having to be with the scourer rubbing off grease and food scraps. It’s the dishwasher.
However, its versatility has a limit, of course. And it is that not everything can be put in the dishwasher no matter how much we think otherwise and one of the kitchen utensils that should not be washed in the dishwasher are the frying pans. At this point, experts and manufacturers coincide, who warn that if they get into this appliance they will deteriorate, as it will make their non-stick coating disappear, and they will rust. In addition, it will make it lose its original shine and appearance.
Tricks to clean your pans and leave them as new
With these tricks that you will find below you can make them almost like new without effort and without spending money.
Trick 1: baking soda and vinegar
If the base of your pans is very greasy, there are two magical ingredients that will make it shiny: baking soda and white vinegar. Then we will have to use a aluminum scourer, or failing that foil, which we can squeeze and make a ball so that it becomes an improvised cleaning sponge.
Next, we place the pan upside down on the sink and pour bicarbonate of soda on the base, spreading it well. Then we do the same with the white vinegar. We let it act for between two and five minutes, and then we rub it so that all the dirt comes out.
When we see that it has been to our liking we just have to rinse with sink water and dry with a cloth. If the result does not convince us, we can repeat the process to eliminate the imperfections.
Trick 2: green clay
In substitution of bicarbonate and vinegar we can also use green clay to clean, a kind of wax that is applied with a sponge on the surfaces of pans and pots, with good results too.
Trick 3: salt, vinegar and lemon
To carry out this trick we will need salt, white vinegar, a lemon and a good sponge. What we have to do is first rinse the pan or pot in order to remove surface dirt and thus start from scratch. Then we will spread salt all over the part of the kitchen utensil that we want to clean. To achieve a good reaction, we will first use the vinegar and let this effect, which will resemble soap foam, act for about five minutes. Then we can help increase the power of the reaction with the juice of half a lemon if we want and with the sponge we will begin to rinse as we normally do.
Trick 4: do not use a scouring pad and do not pour cold water when it is hot
Another tip that you should follow when cleaning the pans is do not use scourer in the front part. So the only thing we are going to achieve is to scratch it more and deprive it of its non-stick elements. In this way we will encourage food to stick to us. Tit is not advisable to pour cold water on them as soon as you use them when they are still hot, because little by little this custom eliminates their properties.
Tip 5: fire and water
If the pan has burnt food remains, we can fill it with water and leave it on the fire for about five minutesas the hot liquid helps to remove the residue more easily. Then you can clean it normally with the sponge.