Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food
OK.. I have to confess.. I thought it even if i didn’t actually do it.. <<an eye roll>> when my hubby said that the nasty, because he didn’t prepare the pan before baking in it pan…. could be cleaned with a DRYER SHEET!
Yep, he said he had read that simply placing a dryer sheet inside the nasty, because he didn’t prepare the pan before baking in it pan with a little water was all that was needed to get it clean without scrubbing.
So, here are the pictures of our experiment.
Emptied pan of remaining meatloaf and placed pan in sink with dryer sheet (#Snuggle brand).
Filled pan with warm water. Note: Never expected the dryer sheet mixed with water to result in bubbles! First bad feeling! Oh please don’t make me have to tell my husband that he was right and I shouldn’t have rolled my eyes at his suggestion.
Picture of pan a couple of hours later. Hmmm… beginning to think I will have to apologize for the thought about the eye roll thing!
Pan when water removed. Yes, the remaining partials came right off with running water.
I have repeated this on a couple of other dishes; with the same results. Shoot, I was hoping it was a fluke. Not sure why it works, but it does!
By the way, the meatloaf was wonderful! Read the post with the recipe for Dad’s Meatloaf.
Bri Miller says
youre supposed to boil it ….u put dryer sheet in the pan and add water and a few drops of dish soap. bring to a boil as you add heat just as u would in any other chemical reaction it speeds up the process and degrades the substances. U can also use a dryer sheet like a brillo pad.
This was a pan that could not be used on stove top. Might work in the oven but simply adding a dryer sheet and leaving in the sink for a little while worked!
Debbie Yoder says
Never heard of this before and will come in handy for baked on messes!
parenting pod says
Thanks! Going to try this today… I’ve got a pan in the sink that I’ve been procrastinating on. If this works – you’re going to save me so much time…
Timing is awesome! I just made pulled pork sammies, but the cooker has well done tidbits stuck to the bottom. Dryer sheet’s here I come!
Bettie Gambrill says
Do you know if this cleaning method would work on metal baking dishes?
Sherryl Wilson says
I haven’t tried it on metal pans. I was so surprised that it worked!
I never knew a dryer sheet could do this! Great tool in my cleaning arsenal! Thanks for sharing this!
Melissa @ Stockpiling Moms says
Love this tip! We do it all the time and it really works – great for clean up on crockpots.
You know, I’d read your post about how dryer sheets clean baked on food but forgot all about it. I will have to try it! I also pinned it for future reference.
I’m sure Dad loved the eyeroll 🙂
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Rebecca Harmon says
Isn’t that the greatest thing? To find something we all already have readily available in our homes and then can use it for a totally new and useful task – that’s the best!
And don’t forget that my husband was the one that taught me about it! Guess I need to wait before inserting eye rolls at his suggestions. LOL
Wow! I am so going to try this!
JD Hoppe says
this would be very helpful in this household, an easy and convenient way of doing it. thanks for sharing!
Kristi Flaherty says
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Can’t wait to try this…
Kathy Smith says
Wow! This is great.I never would have thought of a dryer sheet. Thanks for the tip.
This is so cool if it really works! Can’t wait to try.
very interesting, definitely worth a try!
Robin Wilson says
You have got to be kidding me!!! I have NEVER heard of this, but you can bet your buttons I will be using this tip!! They should advertise this on the box, they would sell even more!!
That was my thoughts too! Of course having to admit the “eye roll” part didn’t help.
Darlene Jones-Nelson says
OH MY GOSH! I wish I would have learned this years ago. I have had to soak so many pans in my years.
I will have to try that out. Thanks for linking up with Thirsty for Thursday.
Terry (My Journey With Candida) says
Oh wow!! I need to try this. How cool is that.
Stacey Roberson says
Hmmm…very interesting! I am constantly trying to clean pans after dinner, trying to get that extra bit off with no luck. I will try this, and hopefully it will make my life a bit easier!
terri tillman says
i have actually tried this in the past but it did not work very well. maybe i need to try again.
Betsy Barnes says
Who knew? I am doing this right now, been soaking a aking dish forever 🙂
Jennifer Mae Hiles says
That is awesome, so glad I found this post! I will definitely be trying this. I would have never guessed!
And now I’m going to be doing this for the rest of my life. lol
Thanks for the tip.
Lisa R says
wow, i wonder who origially thought to even try this one…LOL
I know.. that was my thought… who would have thought to try this? Strange! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Dawn Justice says
I have a casserole dish that looks very close to this one in my kitchen right now lol. Must go try the fabric softener:), thanks for sharing.
Darling Kle says
That is a great tip it is something I will have to try.
Susan E. says
Wow, that’s amazing! I’ve never heard of this and am definitely going to try it.
Yikes–I am definitely going to have to try this–and I am going to do some research to find out what is in dryer sheets (baking powder or soda maybe?)–thanks for the tip!!
WOW! I would never have thought that a dryer sheet would work!! I will have to try this!
Does that mean the dryer sheets are abrasive??? You post some great tips on your blog..I look forward to reading them. I’ll say I will try this, but I might forget in the morning…I know there’s a dirty pan down there from dinner…that didn’t get washed out.
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