The article discusses the importance of cleaning drip pans in the kitchen after cooking. It suggests cleaning the pans every time you cook, but once a week is a good compromise. The process of cleaning involves removing the burner, lifting out the drip pan, and washing it with hot water and dish soap. However, if there are stubborn stains, vinegar and baking soda or soaking with ammonia can be used as alternative methods. Ammonia should be handled carefully and disposed of properly.