Experienced chefs know that you often have to grease a pan before a cooking activity in order to keep the food from sticking to the pan. The only problem with this is that the pan sometimes has a greasy residue left over even after you give it a regular washing. There is a way to degrease a pan quickly and easily using an inexpensive commodity that you probably already have right at home.

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Vinegar is a natural deodorizer as well.

Step 1

Fill the pan with one part white vinegar to two parts hot water.

Step 2

Allow the pan to soak for approximately 20 minutes. The vinegar will cut through most of the grease just during the soaking process.

Step 3

Wet a cleaning sponge with vinegar and add a couple of squirts of liquid dish soap. Use the sponge to wipe out the pan.

Step 4

Rinse the pan and dry it before you use it or store it away.