Kitchen Tricks and Tips From Our Expert Cooks
No steel wool? Try this effective, no-elbow-grease method.
Step 1: Fill the dirty pan almost to the rim with water and add about ¼ cup baking soda.
Step 2: Simmer the mixture until almost no liquid is left. A chalky film should coat the bottom and the sides.
Step 3: With a sponge, wipe the skillet clean, then wash with soap and hot water.