Instead of scrubbing pans clean with lots of soap pads, scouring powder, and elbow grease, a simple trick helps clean up greasy, caked-on food in a pan.
I cook homemade turkey sausage patties. After browning and removing the patties, the pan had lots of caked on bits of sausage and grease. I added about an inch of water and placed the pan back on the stove on High.. After the water boiled for about five minutes, I turned the stove off and let the pan cool. All of the sausage bits and grease had softened. Cleaning the pan was a breeze!