Easy Way to Clean Pots and Pans

You know that layer of blackened, baked-on grease that can plague your pots and pans after cooking and sometimes prove impossible to remove? Well, reader Amy over at DIY Life has an easy frugal solution for this problem that should stop you from pulling your hair out. Take a look:

[F]irst put the pot or pan on the stove. Add a tablespoon or two of salt and pour enough vinegar to cover an inch of the pot. Let it simmer over high heat, than add 1/4 cup of baking soda. Reduce heat to medium.

Once most of the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat and rinse cookware with water. Then watch in wonder as the stains and grime slide off with mild scrubbing!

If the pot or pan is proving extremely difficult to clean, try repeating the process until you get stain-free cookware.

Do you have a favorite pot or pan cleaning hack?

Thanks to Amy at DIY Life for the tip!