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.


  1. Jeanine says

    Timing is awesome! I just made pulled pork sammies, but the cooker has well done tidbits stuck to the bottom. Dryer sheet’s here I come!

  2. says

    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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  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

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

  7. 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.

  8. Michele says

    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!!

  9. KIM says

    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.
    Kim at Mommie…Again


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