Lisa's kitchen cleanup hack:
I saw this tip on TV in Ireland years ago. It comes in handy when I've attempted to cook while dealing with a colicky 2 month-old.
I hate scrubbing burnt pots and pans. So pour some cola (bubbly coca-cola works best) into the pan and bring it to the boil. Use a scrubbing brush to stir the cola and the burnt on food comes right off. It's a strong enough acid to clean the pan but mild enough to not damage any non stick coating.
Hm. Acid. I wonder if a mild lemon juice or vinegar solution would work as well? It would certainly be cheaper. A little kitchen chemistry anyone?