Instead, the key to clean pans probably lies in your pantry: baking soda! If residue won't lift easily after you've soaked the pan in warm soapy water, pour the liquid out and sprinkle the pan generously with baking soda. Next mix together 1/3 cup vinegar with one cup hot water, and pour it into the pan. The pesky buildup will be easily removed by the fizzy solution.
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