The Fastest Way to Clean Glass Dishes

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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 MinutesDifficulty: Easy
Here’s my dish after some chicken parm. Ugh!
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
Step 1: Add a Little Soap
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
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
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
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
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
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
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
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
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
I ran the dish under the faucet just to wash away any remaining grime, and then let it dry!
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
See how easy that was?
  • how to clean glass dishes fast and easy
Next time you dirty-up a glass pan, don't let it soak - banish that food right away with foil!

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  • Wheesie46
    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.