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The Fastest Way to Clean Glass Dishes

Cooking in glass/pyrex dishes are great, except when it comes to cleaning them. I always find that my chicken is nicely cooked, but the sauce is burnt to the pan. With a little tinfoil, you can scrub off that stuck-on grime really quickly.
Time: 2 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
Here’s my dish after some chicken parm. Ugh!
Step 1: Add a Little Soap
I added a few squirts of dish soap to my dirty pan and made sure it spread all over.
Step 2: Run Water over the Whole Pan
Then, I turned on the faucet and let the bottom of the pan fill up , to spread the soap around.
Step 3: Crumple up a Piece of Aluminum Foil
I crumpled up my aluminum foil into a very loose ball. Don’t make it tight, because you want all the texture to do the scrubbing for you.
Step 4: Scrub
I scrubbed the corners and burnt areas with my foil ball, and the grime easily lifted away! I was a little worried about scratching the pan, but no harm was done (well, except for to the baked-on gook!).
Step 5: Rinse
I ran the dish under the faucet just to wash away any remaining grime, and then let it dry!
See how easy that was?
Next time you dirty-up a glass pan, don't let it soak - banish that food right away with foil!

Materials used for this project:

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Wheesie46
    on Jul 14, 2016

    Add a few drops of dish soap with warm water to the burnt level. Return the pan to the hot oven and it will clean itself as the oven is cooling down. Be sure to remember to remove it later!

  • Susie Lee
    Susie Lee Macomb, MI
    on Jul 14, 2016

    instead of dish soap, I spray it with white vinegar, add a small a bit of water in the bottom of the pan and let it sit for a few seconds....or as long as you can. You won't need foil at all. If you so, it will be very little.

  • C_youngerman
    C_youngerman Green Cove Springs, FL
    on Jul 14, 2016

    Crumpled foil is great for cleaning outdoor grills also. No more worry about tiny pieces from a grill brush ending up in your hamburgers.

    • April Wayland Edwards
      April Wayland Edwards
      on Jul 14, 2016

      To clean the grill grates, do you just use the foil dry or do you add water and soap as illustrated above with the Pyrex dish? I am excited to hear about this method. Thanks!

  • Julianna Smith
    Julianna Smith Homestead, PA
    on Jul 14, 2016

    Foil and water works great on cleaning chrome on vintage bicycles.

  • Nancy McDonough
    Nancy McDonough East Falmouth, MA
    on Jul 14, 2016

    Awesome even after cooking with it

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