Be it some delicious chicken curries or a fluffy omelette, enjoying these homemade treats is always a rewarding experience. However, once you’re done gobbling up food, what you’re left with is a pile of utensils and cutlery to clean up. While curry can be easily wiped off steel spoons and porcelain plates, the job becomes difficult when it comes to pans, especially its bottom. Not everyone is a Michelin star chef, and messing around while cooking is pretty normal for most of us. When the curry is hot in the pan, it usually runs down the sides of the utensil and to the bottom. Over time, more and more curry dries and food particles accumulate on the bottom, which is difficult to wipe away. Now, we know that the Internet is flooded with life hacks that are supposed to ease this struggle, and before you try any of them, chef Pankaj Bhadouria checked to see if they worked. actually works or not.
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In an Instagram post, the chef tried out one of the viral tricks to clean the bottom of your pan. As a tip, she first takes a dirty pan and sprinkles some salt on the bottom before adding baking soda on top. Then, she squeezed some liquid dish soap on the bottom surface and rubbed it gently. The cook then coats the bottom with some tissue paper before pouring in the vinegar and letting it sit for 10 minutes.
This is the moment of truth. The cook tried to wipe the bottom clean after this process but to no avail.
However, you don’t need to worry because chef Pankaj Bhadouria has got another hack that actually works. She takes a sanitary cleaner, pours it onto the base of the pan and rubs it in gently before leaving it aside for about 10 minutes. Then she scrubs the bottom again to see that the pan is indeed clean.
Finally, the chef gives everyone a hint that their pans shouldn’t get dirty in the first place and in case they do, she’ll always be there to help.