I love to cook, and bake, during the holidays. The only problem is that by the end of the season my pots and pans end up looking like this.

Covered in layers of baked-on grease, and next to impossible to clean, or at least they used to be… Remember a couple months ago how I showed you how to clean a crock pot and make it look brand new? Well I got to thinking, and decided since the Scotch-Brite Extreme Scrub Sponge worked so well on the baked-on crock pot spots, I’d give it a try on my greasy, dirty holiday dishes.


  • Dish soap (this one is the best for cutting grease)
  • Scotch-Brite Extreme Scrub Sponge

First, place the dishes in the sink, then wet them with water. Next, wet the Extreme Scrub Sponge and apply a little dab of dish soap to it.

Scrub the dish in either a circular motion, back and forth, or both. You will be amazed at how easily the grease and grime lift from the dishes. Depending on how many layers of grease are baked onto the dish, some dishes might take a little more scrubbing. For tricky spots, like around the brand name, use a toothpick to get the grease up.

Watching how easily the grease comes off the dishes is actually pretty addicting because when you see how easy it is to clean them, you will want to pull out all your pots, pans and baking dishes out, and clean anything that has a grease stain on it!

After scrubbing the grease off with the Extreme Scrub Sponge, rinse it with water, dry it and step back to admire the fact that it looks brand new again! Check out the transformation of my baking dishes.

There really isn’t a whole lot to say about the transformation, other than, “wow, that was so easy, hand me another dish!”


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