Cooktop Cove: Clean the burnt food off your casserole dish like a pro with these 4 simple tips
By Sheree McDonald
As anybody who cooks probably knows, casserole dishes can get pretty dirty. Caked-on, burnt food can be the absolute worst. While you may be tempted to throw out the whole dish, resist! That dirty dish can be revived.
If you are searching for ways to clean off burnt food, look no further. We've compiled a list of foolproof methods that are proven to remove even the worst stains. Take a look.
1. Scrub with aluminum foil
A short clip by Hometalk shows just how easy it is to remove burnt food with aluminum foil. The process is simple. Apply a bit of soap and water. Next, scrub the dish with the foil. The abrasive texture will remove the food better than a regular sponge. 
2. Magic Eraser
Good Housekeeping indicates that using a Magic Eraser is a pretty good option for removing grime from a dish. However, the article notes that it requires quite a bit of effort and multiple pads. One suggestion is to allow the pan to soak for a while before using this method.
3. Soak overnight with a dryer sheet
If you want a simple solution without all the work, you will love this idea offered by eHow. Simply fill the dish with hot water and put in a dryer sheet. The next morning, the burnt food will wipe away.
4. Baking soda and dish soap
One of the most effective methods for removing grime is to use baking soda and dish soap. Good Housekeeping says to coat the bottom of the pan with dish soap and baking soda. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes. If some spots are worse, apply more baking soda. With a little elbow grease, the grime will wipe away.
Ready to save your casserole dish? Try out these methods! Don't forget to share with your friends.
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