Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Mess

Nasty Pan Needing Cleaning

OK.. I have to confess.. I thought it even if i didn’t actually do it.. <<an eye roll>> when my hubby said that the nasty, because he didn’t prepare the pan before baking in it pan…. could be cleaned with a DRYER SHEET!

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Yep, he said he had read that simply placing a dryer sheet inside the nasty, because he didn’t prepare the pan before baking in it pan with a little water was all that was needed to get it clean without scrubbing.

So, here are the pictures of our experiment.

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food

Emptied pan of remaining meatloaf and placed pan in sink with dryer sheet (#Snuggle brand).

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food

Filled pan with warm water. Note: Never expected the dryer sheet mixed with water to result in bubbles! First bad feeling!

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food


Picture of pan a couple of hours later. Hmmm… beginning to think I will have to apologize for the thought about the eye roll thing!

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food

Pan when water removed. Yes, the remaining partials came right off with running water.

Dryer Sheet Cleans Baked On Food

I have repeated this on a couple of other dishes; with the same results. Shoot, I was hoping it was a fluke. Not sure why it works, but it does!

By the way, the meatloaf was wonderful! Read the post with the recipe for Dad’s Meatloaf.

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  1. Bettie Gambrill says:

    Do you know if this cleaning method would work on metal baking dishes?

  2. I never knew a dryer sheet could do this! Great tool in my cleaning arsenal! Thanks for sharing this!
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  3. Love this tip! We do it all the time and it really works – great for clean up on crockpots.
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  4. You know, I’d read your post about how dryer sheets clean baked on food but forgot all about it. I will have to try it! I also pinned it for future reference.

    I’m sure Dad loved the eyeroll :)
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  5. Wow! Good to know! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/03/peanut-butter-bread.html
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  6. Isn’t that the greatest thing? To find something we all already have readily available in our homes and then can use it for a totally new and useful task – that’s the best!

  7. LAMusing says:

    Wow! I am so going to try this!

  8. this would be very helpful in this household, an easy and convenient way of doing it. thanks for sharing!

  9. Kristi Flaherty says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    Amazing :)

    Can’t wait to try this…

  10. Kathy Smith says:

    Wow! This is great.I never would have thought of a dryer sheet. Thanks for the tip.

  11. This is so cool if it really works! Can’t wait to try.
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  12. very interesting, definitely worth a try!
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  13. Robin Wilson says:

    You have got to be kidding me!!! I have NEVER heard of this, but you can bet your buttons I will be using this tip!! They should advertise this on the box, they would sell even more!!

  14. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    OH MY GOSH! I wish I would have learned this years ago. I have had to soak so many pans in my years.

  15. I will have to try that out. Thanks for linking up with Thirsty for Thursday.

  16. Terry (My Journey With Candida) says:

    Oh wow!! I need to try this. How cool is that.

  17. Stacey Roberson says:

    Hmmm…very interesting! I am constantly trying to clean pans after dinner, trying to get that extra bit off with no luck. I will try this, and hopefully it will make my life a bit easier!

  18. terri tillman says:

    i have actually tried this in the past but it did not work very well. maybe i need to try again.

  19. Betsy Barnes says:

    Who knew? I am doing this right now, been soaking a aking dish forever :)

  20. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    That is awesome, so glad I found this post! I will definitely be trying this. I would have never guessed!

  21. And now I’m going to be doing this for the rest of my life. lol
    Thanks for the tip.

  22. wow, i wonder who origially thought to even try this one…LOL

  23. Dawn Justice says:

    I have a casserole dish that looks very close to this one in my kitchen right now lol. Must go try the fabric softener:), thanks for sharing.

  24. Darling Kle says:

    That is a great tip it is something I will have to try.

  25. Wow, that’s amazing! I’ve never heard of this and am definitely going to try it.

  26. Yikes–I am definitely going to have to try this–and I am going to do some research to find out what is in dryer sheets (baking powder or soda maybe?)–thanks for the tip!!

  27. WOW! I would never have thought that a dryer sheet would work!! I will have to try this!

  28. Does that mean the dryer sheets are abrasive??? You post some great tips on your blog..I look forward to reading them. I’ll say I will try this, but I might forget in the morning…I know there’s a dirty pan down there from dinner…that didn’t get washed out.
    Thanks Sherri!!

    Thank you for linking up at Tuesday’s Thoughtful Comments. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you’ll come back next week to link up your awesome blog post. Have A Happy Day.
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