If you wonder how to remove sticky oil residue from pans or pots you used to cook see this easy solution which you can try at your home.
All you need is white vinegar and a little salt or baking soda, and you can wash your pan as usual with soap and scrubber.
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Read here how you can use white vinegar and salt (or baking soda) to remove sticky oil residue from pans and pots.
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How To Remove Sticky Oil Residue From Pans & Pots
This sticky oil residue that appears to be stubborn, comes usually after you have used the pan for deep frying something.
This doesn't happen always though.
The best thing to avoid this from happening is to clean the pan as soon as they are cool enough.
If you leave them for many hours with the oil sticking to it, this can result in sticky oil residue which don't go off of pans and pots.
This is especially true for steel pans and pots.
I recently had a situation where my small steel frying pan has had a sticky oil residue which won't go off.
The good thing with steel pans is that we can try to use steel scrubbers which won't damage the pan but the do a pretty good job in normal situations if used with regular washing soap.
Just make sure you use the right scrubbers for steel pans and non stick pans as the steel scrubbers may damage non stick pans.
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However with sticky oil residue just cleaning with washing soap or liquid and scrubbers may not work.
Sometimes it work if the oil residue is very mild.
However the use of white vinegar and a little patience plus some salt or baking soda and regular washing with washing soap will just do the trick. See how to remove sticky oil residue from pans or pots easily using vinegar.
Step By Step Instructions To Remove Sticky Oil Residue From Pans Or Pots Using White Vinegar
Wash the pan lightly with water and spray white vinegar.
If it is a small pan or pot and if the oil is sticking to the bottom of the pan, the best thing to do is to fill the pan slightly with white vinegar which will cover the area where there is the oil residue.
Leave the pan with white vinegar for at least half an hour or a couple of hours.
Whether you are filling the pan with vinegar or sprinkling with vinegar, make sure that the area which has the oil residue should be coated with white vinegar.
After about an hour, you can see a clear difference showing the grease or oil residue is coming off the pan.
At this point, you can just remove the vinegar and add a little salt or baking soda and scrub and wash as usual with a regular washing soap and its done!
Hope you found this post on how to remove sticky oil residue from pans and pots helpful!
Thank you so much for helping me.
You are welcome!
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Thanks, totally worked!