A Trusty Friend

After years of roasting vegetables, chicken, and other fat-splattering items, my baking sheets, pots, and pans have become safe havens for caked-on grease. I was worried that I’d have to start replacing everything until I came across Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser & Polish. Invented in 1882 for shining brass and scouring pots, it works as well today as it did back then. A plus: It doesn’t contain any hazardous chemicals or harsh abrasives. So it’s good for the environment and your mother’s Pyrex.

Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser & Polish, $1.81