Baking soda and vinegar can be your best friends in the kitchen. They help muffins to rise, can make a sink squeaky clean, or help you scrub out a pan without damaging the finish.
Here’s how I like to clean my pots and pans (if they need a little more help to get clean than the dishwasher can handle by itself).
(This is a pan that I used to sauté some baby spinach with garlic and olive oil.)
Start by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda into your pan to absorb any leftover oil.
Add a splash of plain white vinegar, and use a sponge to give the pan a good scrub.
Rinse the pan out, then wash with soap and water as usual.
Ta da! A super clean pan, ready to make your next delicious dish.