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The ingenious 5-minute hack to clean your scorched frying pan

The ingenious 5-minute hack to clean your scorched frying pan

It can be very frustrating realising that you’ve not only burnt your meal, but you’ve also burnt the frying pan as well.

Many of us just sigh and reach for the scouring brush and detergent and embrace the arm workout headed our way.

However, a Facebook page has completely turned this idea on its head.

5-Minute Crafts has put forward an interesting idea for cleaning your burnt pan.

The hack features toothpaste, warm water and a sponge.

All you have to do is put toothpaste in a small circle in the middle of the cooled pan.

After this, you scrub thoroughly with a sponge and ensure that the entire pan is coated with toothpaste. You do this by scrubbing in a firm, circular motion.

Run the pan under hot water whilst scrubbing in the same motion and voilà! You have a clean pan and another way to use toothpaste apart from brushing your teeth.

You should keep scrubbing until the pan is completely clean.

Fans of the Facebook group offered their tips and tricks when it comes to cleaning a burnt pan, which include:

“For remove heavy grease from fry pan and pot pan, I use liquid laundry detergent.”

For those of you who don’t want to use toothpaste, apparently hot water in the pan works just as well.

One commenter agreed with this point, saying, “A lot of wasted toothpaste when boiling water in the pan does the same thing." 

However, some were worried about using toothpaste on their teeth if that’s how well it’s able to clean the grease from a pan.

“If toothpaste can clean a skillet like that… I question what’s in that toothpaste. Should I be cleaning my teeth with it?”

Have you tried this cleaning hack before? Let us know in the comments.