I am sure this has been done before, but for me it was accidental and magical! If you cook with stainless steel pots and pans, make sure to have a jar of sea salt on hand. Get those bits and pieces of burnt food and stuck on grease to come up easily with a little bit of sea salt and warm water. Just add a mound to the mess and use your fingers to work the gunk out, takes two seconds! Gotta love home remedies.