Hi! Does anyone have stainless steel pans!? I love my Al-Clad cookware but man oh man those nasty stains they receive. And yes, before I start to hear it from you guys, I have yet to fully learn how to correctly heat and cook with my pans to where they show no residue. I admit it. Ok, now that’s out of the air I can continue =) LOL….
Well, it happened. I browned my chic thighs in the pan over the stove and then put in a blend of brown sugar, honey, thyme, garlic, basil oil, oregano oil, along with some salt and pepper. I then placed the entire pan into the oven to finish cooking.
This dish is unreal yummy but the sticky stuck-on mess the brown sugar, honey and grease leave behind is a nightmare. That is…unless you have Lemon Oil.
I do not use BarKeepers cleaners, as I was referred to do, bc I just plain out do not trust any chemicals on my cook wear. Also along with dishwasher detergent, but thats another story. So I would always sit there and try to just scrub and scrub the mess off and it never would come 100% off and shiny.
So as I sat there over the sink scrubbing and scrubbing, I had an epiphany. DUH. Lemon Oil. O.M.G. WHY have I never thought of this before. If it can take off stickers, and cut through grease and is used for cleaning, and is in the Thieves Household Cleaner, then it must work. Well, make a long story short, it did.
I literally did not have to even use a sponge. I used a paper towel. Check it out.
That simple. And that is all I have to say. Pictures are worth 1,000 words.