Have you ever burned something to the bottom of your pan and it just would not come clean? Put some water in the pan and put it back on the stove. As the water starts to simmer, take a wooden spoon and start scraping the bottom of the pan. The burned on food should come off much easier. Once you get it all up, pour the water and debris down the drain. Be sure to let your pan cool back down before hand-washing. Submerging a hot pan in water can cause it to warp.