Fill a sink with warm, soapy water. Use a liquid dish soap formulated for grease removal.
Remove the control plug by pulling it straight out from the housing on the skillet.
Soak the skillet in the water, keeping the control housing outside of the water and dry. Soak for ten minutes for light cleaning, and up to two hours for baked-on food.
Scrub the skillet clean with a nylon dish scrubber, or sponge. Do not use metal scrubbers or scrapers, as this will damage the aluminum and non-stick coating.
Rinse the skillet with clear water and wipe down the outside with a damp cloth.