Sip, Soak, Scrub: Cleaning Pots and Pans With Used Tea Bags

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Ever wondered what to do with those used tea bags after your relaxing cuppa? Turns out, they hold the key to effortlessly cleaning pots and pans with burnt-on food.

Get ready to transform your cleaning routine with this ingenious tea bag hack for banishing burnt-on food from pots and pans.

Tools and Materials:

  • Used Tea Bags (black tea or green tea works best)
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponge or Scrub Brush

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Repurpose those used tea bags for a powerful cleaning solution!

1. Brew Some Cleaning Power

First things first, gather up those used tea bags. The tannins in tea work wonders in breaking down tough stains and grime.

Activate the tea bags’ cleaning powers with hot water

2. Pour on the Hot Stuff

Fill up your sink with hot water and pop in the tea bags. The hot water will help to release the cleaning power of the tea.

I have a large sink so I added 12 used tea bags.

Make sure your pots and pans are fully submerged.

The longer the steep, the better the results!

3. Let It Steep

Patience is key here, guys. Allow your pots and pans to soak in the tea-infused hot water for a few hours or overnight for those stubborn stains. This gives the tannins plenty of time to work their magic on that burnt-on food.

Scrub away burnt-on food with ease, thanks to the power of tea!

4. Scrub-a-Dub-Dub

After the soaking session, rub those tea bags over the gunk on your pots.

Then grab your trusty sponge or scrub brush and give those pots and pans a good scrub. You'll be amazed at how easily the burnt-on food lifts away, thanks to the power of tea!

Give your pot a thorough rinse and dry to reveal its sparkling-clean surface

5. Rinse and Dry

Once you've scrubbed away the grime, rinse your pots and pans thoroughly with hot water and a bit of dish soap to remove any remaining residue.

Give them a final wipe-down, and voila! Your pots and pans will be sparkling clean and ready to tackle your next culinary masterpiece.

More Tea Hacks

For more uses for used tea bags, check out this Natural Pest Repellent tutorial.

Clean your pots and pans with a tea bag

How to Use a Tea Bag to Clean Pots and Pans

Time to put the kettle on and celebrate your newly cleaned pots and pans!

Thanks to this tea bag hack, your kitchen is now sparkling clean and ready for your next culinary masterpiece. Try it out and join the ranks of tea-loving, eco-conscious cleaners everywhere.

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