Why you shouldn't wash a frying pan with cold water: we explain how it can damage the surface

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How to properly wash a frying pan. Source: kitchenseer.com

After cooking, many housewives don't think much about when to wash dirty dishes. They do it whenever possible. However, some wash hot dishes immediately after removing them from the stove.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information for you and will tell you why you shouldn't wash a hot frying pan with cold water.

How to clean a frying pan from dirt, grease, and carbon

Traditionally, some housewives are accustomed to believing that a hot frying pan should be washed immediately after cooking while still hot. As a rule, they do this with detergent and cold water.

However, it is worth remembering that this method is not correct and can completely ruin your dishes. The fact is that too sharp a temperature drop provokes deformation of the pan. As a result, it can become cracked.

Why you can't wash a hot pan with cold water

How do I properly wash a burnt greasy frying pan?

To properly and effectively clean a dirty and greasy frying pan, repeat the following steps:

1. First, fill the pan with water and leave it on the stove for 5 minutes. This way, the heat will help soften food residues and grease.

2. Then remove the pan from the heat, cool it completely, and wash it with a soft sponge and detergent.

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