How to Get Cheese Off a Stainless Steel Pan

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Things You'll Need

  • Soft rag

  • 1/2 cup vinegar

  • Hot water

  • Dish soap

Get cheese off a stainless steel pan in minutes without ever having to scrub your fingers raw again. No more steel wool or expensive scrubbing sponges are necessary. Whether you made mashed potatoes with cheese or cheese sauce that burned to the pan, the simple steps below will make your stainless steel pan shine like new again.

Step 1

Pour 1/2 cup vinegar into the stainless steel pan that has cheese stuck to it. Fill the pan with hot water and allow it to soak for 5 minutes and then drain the water and vinegar.

Step 2

Wipe the cheese off the stainless steel pan using a soft rag. You may need to scrub gently any stuck-on areas.

Step 3

Wash the pan with your usual dish soap and rinse until clean.

V. L. Hamlin

V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.