How To Clean a Casserole Dish
What You’ll Need
- Spatula (ideally, a plastic one)
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- Hot water
- Scrubby sponge
- Get to work with a spatula: Scrape off as much food as you can with the spatula. Then, rinse the dish. (Note: We carefully used a metal spatula here, but a plastic one really is best so you don’t scratch the dish.)
- Add baking soda: Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda along the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Add dish soap: Add a couple squirts of dish soap, then fill the casserole dish with piping-hot water. Let it sit on a flat surface for at least 15 minutes, but as long as overnight.
- Bring back that spatula: With the baking soda mixture still in there, use your spatula again to scrape off any bits that have started to come loose. Dump out the dirty water.
- Add more baking soda: Sprinkle more baking soda onto the surface of the dish, focusing on any particularly bad spots.
- And more dish soap: Add a dot of dish soap to your scrubby sponge, turn on the hot water, and get scrubbing!
- Repeat as needed: Rinse out your scrub brush periodically as it fills with muck and reapply soap and baking soda as necessary.
- Let dry: Let your casserole dish dry fully before you put it away.