Originally Posted by Snoop Puss
Pacanis, no point in leaving the pan to cool. If it's a good pan, the heat in the base will be enough to carry on cooking the thin film left in the bottom of the pan, giving you a nearly burnt-on crust to have to clean off.
I'm with Ella. Leave the pan to soak as soon as you've finished cooking and then use ordinary washing-up liquid, hot water and the soft spongy side of the pan scrubber.
If the pan has an encapsulated disc bottom you shouldn't wash it til it cools- the two metals will cool at a different rate, potentially warping the pan. If that happens the disc can separate from the pan ruining it.
Or so the mfg'ers claim.