I’m not a big fan of eating eggs, so cooking them is my husband’s domain. While I appreciate his cooking, the frypan is usually left looking like this:
Baked-on egg is tough to remove. My usual trick of throwing everything in the dishwasher and hope for the best just does not work with this stuff. The frypan looks exactly the same coming out as going in. It’s hard labour and not very effective to scrub off (with the risk of damaging the pans).
I’ve read that using a little oil in the pan before cooking prevents the problem, but if I try to tell hubby how to cook eggs, it’s a sure-fire way to get him to stop cooking for me. I’m not willing to take that risk!
Fortunately, the internet lead me to the solution: the Vinegar Book by Tip King states:
soaking your pan with hot water and a half cup of vinegar will clean up the pan easily
I gave this a go, and the pan was back to sparkling clean with a quick wipe.
Do you end up with the same mess when cooking eggs? Is there another food that refuses to budge from your pans? Let me know in the comments.