|This happens more often than I like it to.|
|Just add the baking soda to the wet pan.|
|Ta da! Clean!|
If the stain is on something you've just cooked, allow the cookware to cool off enough to touch, but don't let it cool completely. If it is something that's already cooled or had the stain for a long time, run some hot water over it to heat up the stain.
Make sure the cookware is wet and sprinkle on a good amount of baking soda.
Add water if needed to make a sandy paste.
Using an old dish sponge, scrub the baking soda over and into the stain. You should notice it starting to smear and lift off immediately.
Some stains are tougher than others, but I always get the gooey oil residue out of my pots and pans this way.
I've also done this on Pyrex--you know, the brown stains on the edges that won't go away? The baking soda works. Of course, the more stained it is, the tougher it will be to remove it, but once it's clean, you can keep up with the baking soda treatment to keep it clean.
Anyway, there you go. Hope it's a helpful tip!
P.S. Baking soda has also worked great for getting food and stains off of my Le Creuset cookware and my Pampered Chef stoneware.