A frying pan "cleaner" is an ingenious device, in fact, a specific brush, one of the most popular kitchen accessories among sellers. You can see such things in markets, fairs, in stores and on the Internet. Very often you can see how those same sellers willingly demonstrate the effectiveness of these brushes. However, it is worth purchasing a miracle cleaner and trying to use it for its intended purpose, as the owners themselves suddenly stop doing something. What's the matter?
In practice, frying pan brushes do not deal with grease and carbon deposits as quickly and easily as is often shown in promotions. The average speed of cleaning dishes with this device is about 1 pan per year. This, of course, is a joke, but real carbon deposits are far from being cleaned up so easily and naturally. As you might have guessed, the whole point is that cunning merchants go for one trick for advertising purposes.
The fact is that the carbon deposits on the displayed pans are special, artificial. It has nothing to do with real carbon deposits from cooking food. Carbon deposits are made from unrefined sunflower oil, baking soda and some other components. The result is a kind of "sour cream" with a characteristic color. It is applied to the surface of the cookware, after which the pan remains to dry.
From the outside, it all looks like real carbon deposits. Some vendors even put the pan in the oven for a few minutes to make the fake carbon look more authentic. However, in fact, you can clean it not with a metal brush, but even with a fingernail! The baked substance still remains extremely fragile and malleable to mechanical stress. That's the whole secret!
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