I normally deal with baked on food by filling the baking dish with super hot water/soap mixture and then ignoring it for twelve or so hours. Secretly hoping that every piece of baked on yuckness will somehow be lifted off the sides. So, one day I received this item as a free sample and thought I would tackle a non-soaked baking dish to see how tore up it or my hand would be. Surprisingly, this item worked like magic. I love it and to keep it smelling fresh, I clean mine in the clothes washer and then in the dryer for a little bit. Saves on buying more.