Mum cleans filthy saucepans using breakfast cereal - and it works!

A mum has shared the very weird food she's using to clean her greasy pots and pans - and it has people scratching their heads. 

But, after revealing her results, the social media cleaning fan claims nothing works as well as using a bowl of porridge oats to clean a dirty, oily saucepan. 

Rather than cooking the oats, she simply sprinkles the breakfast food over the grime to soak up fat and grease left in her frying pan - and it looks like it works. 

Oats cost just $1.40 in supermarkets, making this a cheap option too!

As we all know, pouring oil and fat down the drain aisn't advised as it can clog up the drain and pipes, so the mum came up with the novel idea which she says works beautifully. 


She shared her tip on Facebook group Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It, which refers to a cleaning expert based in the UK, the Facebook user said, “Adding oats and rolling leftover fat into a ball makes throwing it in the bin much easier as it soaks it up!”

The post racked up hundreds of likes and comments with people revealing the issues they have trying to clean an oily, greasy frying pan. 


Commenting online, one person said, “What a genius idea!”

Another sad they used a different approach.  “I pour my into an empty food jar (with lid) then put it in the bin when full.”

And a third added, "This is so quick and easy to use. I love it. Pouring it in a jar takes ages and looks messy. This is a game-changer!"

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