I consider myself an expert on today’s topic. I have the unique talent of creating horrible burned-on messes in casserole dishes, skillets, pots—even a Le Creuset dutch oven. I can do this on the stovetop, in the oven, outdoor grill, and microwave, too! 

Woman Looking In Oven And Covering Eyes Over Disasterous Meal

I did it again just the other night. I returned a stainless steel frying pan to the burner set to medium after I’d plated most of its contents and walked away.

We had a lovely meal of Shrimp Scampi Bowls (thank you Home Chef) while that pan sat there and created yet another opportunity for me to demonstrate my unique skill. It was bad.

Dumb me, I didn’t think to snap a photo to show you the “Before” until that mess was halfway through cleaning itself. Here is a semi-Before and After comparison.

Before-and-after-burned-on-mess

There are multiple ways to deal with this kind of kitchen challenge—most of which will work to some degree, eventually. But as far as I am concerned, there is only one method that is totally amazing because it’s pretty much automatic and works in an hour—more or less—depending on the severity of the situation.

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