If you’ve got big plans for cooking an Easter or Passover dinner, keep Anishka’s pot-washing tip in mind:
I do a lot of cooking on weekends for when company comes and I’ve given up my non-stick pans after seeing some crazy reports about Teflon. I love my cookware but it can be a pain to clean — even with soaking (fill pot with water, add squirt of dishwashing liquid, let sit overnight) they still require a bit of elbow grease. One day, I was staring at the label on a container of natural dishwasher detergent and noticed that one of the ingredients (I now forget which) was defined as a “food dissolver.” So, instead of soaking my pans with liquid dishwashing soap like usual, I used a teaspoon of dishwasher detergent mixed with hot water and let it sit overnight. The next day, all of the food was dissolved–no scrubbing necessary–even the scrambled eggs and the roasting pan came clean with just a soapy rinse and a wipe.