We often use large strainers for cocoa, flour, and even for food that we want to drain off of fat. Yes, a strainer it’s very useful in the kitchen. But, over time, all sort of food residues are deposited on the sieve, making them harder to remove. Anyhow, these food residues won’t stay in my way when it comes to cleaning, because I found the perfect solution in getting rid of grease residues from the strainer, and this doesn’t involve using the needle to pinch every sieve’s hole.

You need:

– a lighter or a candle
– vinegar
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– dish brush

Use the lighter or light a candle and try to burn all food residues on the sieve. Don’t keep the burning flame too much in the same spot, because you may risk destroying the strainer.

Now, pour some white vinegar in a bowl and soak the sieve in it. Now, add the baking soda. A chemical reaction will form which will destroy any food residue.

You may use a kitchen brush to clean the sieve.

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