How to Clean Grease Off a Green Pan

Updated February 21, 2017

Green Pan refers to a company which manufactures cookware that asserts to be better for the environment. For example, most non-stick pans contain Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a substance that eventually releases lethal fumes after it begins to decompose. Green Pans contain Thermolon, a non-stick coating which will never wear out or decompose and will never release toxic fumes. Green Pan manufacturers also pride themselves on how easy their pans are to clean. Removing grease from a Green Pan takes little time.

Allow the pan to cool sufficiently. Pour out the grease down the sink or other container. Rinse off the pan under a stream of hot water until the surface is free of immediate grease.

Add a quarter-size amount of a mild dish detergent to the inside of the pan. Fill the pan halfway with water.

Scrub the inside of the pan with a sponge. You can scrub as hard as you like and you won't damage the inside of the pan, as long as you don't use any abrasive scouring pads or steel wool. Rinse the pan with hot water and repeat if necessary.

Blot the pan dry with a paper towel or dish cloth.

Things You'll Need

  • Sink or container
  • Dish detergent
  • Sponge
  • Paper towel or dish cloth
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Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."