This Clever Hack Gets The Grease Off Your Pans With Ease

Whether you're a gourmet chef or an at-home cook, you know that getting grease off pans is a pain. A fried meal might be fun to prepare — and even more fun to eat — but the cleanup can be rough. You're left cleaning stainless steel appliances that were splattered with oil and loading up the dishwasher to max capacity with all the dishes used during prep. But when you have pots and pans that are especially greasy, not even a high-temperature dishwasher cycle can cut through the grease or baked-on food, and not all pots and pans are dishwasher-safe anyway.

But rather than soaking your pans overnight and dealing with a dirty kitchen in the morning  — or putting on rubber gloves and scrubbing your hands raw on stubborn grease — you can use this clever hack to remove the grease from your pans with ease. Put away the steel wool pads and special scouring brushes. Instead, pick up this household staple to break down the grease in half the time.

Discover the power of paper on grease

If you read the newspaper with your morning cup of coffee, then you'll be thrilled to know that you have a handy cleaning product delivered to your door each morning. Rather than throwing the paper into the recycling bin after reading it, put it under your sink with the rest of your cleaning rags. 

Why? Newspapers are a handy scouring tool once scrunched up. According to Expert Home Tips, you can use crumpled newspapers to scrub and remove the top layer of grease from your pans, making the dishwashing process simpler. Afterward, you can wash the pans with soap and warm water like normal, but you won't have to struggle with caked-on grease. Not only with this make cleanup easier, but it's also eco-friendly and budget-conscious since you're extending the life and cost per use of your newspaper. Use this trick, and cleaning your stainless steel pans and glass casserole dishes will be a breeze — at last.