Experts reveal how to clean a very dirty frying pan

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Experts have named a way to clean the pan from fat
20:00, 06.08.2022

If you do not regularly care for kitchen utensils, the thickness of the greasy coating will increase.

Over time, pans fade, darken and "overgrow" with a thick layer of fat. Of course, all this happens when the dishes are not properly cared for.

According to experts, soot in a pan not only looks ugly, but also reduces thermal conductivity, and its particles get into ready-made dishes. And this is dangerous to health.

And although it may seem to the average person that this is not easy to do, there are effective ways to clean pans from greasy deposits at home. Sante gives top tips to help you clean pots thoroughly.

Hot water

In this case, it is enough to pour water into the pan so that it reaches the edges of the dishes, then pour a little dishwashing liquid into the water. Then put the pan on medium heat and bring the water to a boil. After that, you need to remove the pan or pan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Grease that was present in the dishes can be removed with a dishwashing sponge or brush.


Turn the pan upside down and sprinkle the outside generously with baking soda. Then dampen it with white vinegar and wait a few minutes before wiping it with a dishwashing sponge.

If the pan is soaked with fat from the inside, you can put a paste of baking soda, water and salt on its bottom. Leave the mixture for about thirty minutes, then pour a little white vinegar on it, scrub with a sponge.

Potatoes and coarse salt

All you have to do is sprinkle salt on the pan and rub it with half a potato.


Soda helps to clean the pan of fat. A bottle of cola or Pepsi is poured into the dishes and kept there for several hours. When the dirt gets wet, they are cleaned with a sponge.

Activated carbon

Cheap remedy for grease and plaque. The tablets are finely crushed and rubbed into dirt, which, like a sponge, is absorbed into the pores of coal. Suitable for medium and small soot, a multi-year layer of fat and soot will not be able to overcome this method of cleaning.

Of course, you can use ready-made store-bought products for cleaning dishes from grease. In this case, it should be remembered that this is "chemistry", which means that handling such a product requires caution. In particular, it is necessary to use gloves during processing and washing dishes, and after "chemical" cleaning, it should be rinsed very well with water.

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Elena Rasenko

Elena Rasenko writes about science, healthy living and psychology news, and shares her work-life balance tips and tricks.