One of my favorite kitchen "gadgets" is a Pampered Chef nylon pan scraper. I think they are really made for cleaning Pampered Chef stoneware, but I use them on any baked on or sticky mess on any metal pan or glass dish. I'm sure you can find them other places too but they are only 3 for $2.75 at Pampered Chef and they don't really wear out. Perfect for scraping stuck-on food out of stainless steel pans.
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