Q: I baked vegetables on a tray with olive oil, and the oil burned onto the tray. How can I get it off?
— Phyllis Krabill, Wadsworth
A: The product I always recommend for situations like this is Dawn Power Dissolver. It’s not a dish detergent, but a pretreatment. Spray it onto the dry tray and let it sit awhile before rinsing. You may have to repeat if the oil is really stubborn.
The product can be hard to find, so call around to stores in your area. I’ve seen it at Heinen’s, and in the past I’ve been told that some Ace Hardware stores carry it.
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