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Everyone knows that cleaning is a daunting task and we all have, at least, one chore that we hate the thought of doing, so we are forever looking for short-cuts to cut down the length of time we have to spend rubbing and scrubbing.

Personally, my un-favoured chore has always been the washing-up, especially, after a greasy and messy meal. There are always so many pots and so much grease and food left on the plates, pots, pans etc. that it seems to take forever to get through it all. You have to keep re-filling the bowl, rinsing the cloth, scrubbing the pans, adding more detergent etc. Then comes the grease that refuses to detach from the kitchen equipment without a fight.

We all know that grease is really difficult to remove from pots and pans as it is an impermeable produce. Not only does grease stick but it also ruins your pots and pans. Detergents claim that they cut through grease quickly and easily but, even if this is true, we still have to exert our efforts through scrubbing and scraping. In addition, after our exerted efforts, you can still feel, and often see, a thin layer of grease remaining on our kitchen equipment. However, I have tried endlessly to find a quicker and easier way to save these labours and time without being entirely dependent on detergents that, DON’T ‘do exactly what they say on the tin,’ and I’m sure you have too, but I have eventually found the simplistic solution that adds something more to detergents and has made my ‘un-favoured chore’ a little less daunting.

What you will need:

3 tablespoons of sugar
A sponge/cloth (a scrubbing brush is advisable in substitution of cloth)

How to make it work:

Take those greasy pot/pans and lay them on a flat surface.
Add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the base of the pot/pan.
Add a small amount of detergent.
Add some water (measurements are not necessary).
Rub the mixture around the pot/pan using your sponge/cloth until it appears that the grease has been removed.
Poor away the mixture (and the grease).
Rinse the pot/pan.
If any residue remains, simply repeat the process with smaller measurements of sugar and detergent.

How does it work?

This method works because when detergent and water is added to sugar, it makes the sugar form a sticky formula and therefore, detaches the impermeable grease from the sides of the effected area. This is a very simply and clever solution that will save you time when washing-up so you can spend more time doing something else a little less tedious.

It’s simply: Household Chemistry.


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