It's all very easy, but remember to rock dishwashing gloves during this process to save your hands from getting all scratched up by the rough scrubber. I had a sheet pan that I tried cleaning vigorously with my tried-and-true Scrub Father sponge at least half a dozen times, but the corners still had mysterious residue lingering around.
We all know not to use steel wool on a Dutch Oven, so this is also a great way to clean it without scratching the precious enameled surface. You can sprinkle some powder directly on a scouring pad or sponge, wet it, and wash in circles.
It’s pretty amazing how quickly baking sheets can lose their brand-new shine and develop that infamous patina of brown, crusty, baked-on grease. And while there’s an argument to be made in favor of having that “well-used” look on your cookware and kitchen tools, baking sheets can easily get to the point where they just look… dirty.
Allow the tartar mixture to dry on the baking sheet for at least eight hours (overnight is perfect.) After giving, it some elbow grease, rinse the baking sheet with warm water and check your progress, then repeat the process if necessary.
Because the italic acid and other ingredients are so strong, it’s especially important to be careful when using Bar Keepers Friend. Always wear gloves when cleaning with it, keep it away from your face, and be sure to rinse any surfaces it comes in contact with.
Once you’ve cleaned up your baking sheets and restored their shine, ensure that your hard work doesn’t go to waste by using these tips to keep them clean: When you know whatever you’re going to cook or bake will leave behind a mess, line your sheet pans with aluminum foil before using them. After washing your them with soap and water, dry your clean cookie sheets thoroughly to keep bacteria at bay and to avoid rusting.
After donning a pair of cleaning gloves, simply apply a bit of Bar Keepers Friend to a grimy sheet pan and scrub with a sponge or brush. Inexpensive home remedies can often work wonders on cookie sheets with baked-on grease.
Wash the pans with hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly after using any method to scrub off baked-on messes. Pour water into the cookie sheet, add a drop or two of dish detergent and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
To clean an aluminum pan with sides and a smooth bottom, sprinkle cream of tartar onto it. Or make a paste of baking soda and water, and rub it onto the burned grease spots.
To avoid baked-on messes in the first place, never use grease, non-stick spray or oil on a non-stick baking sheet. As much as I scrub and soak- my cookie sheets are always dirty (especially in the hard-to-reach corners).
From soaking it in an overnight bath of hot water and dish soap to working the burnt pan with steel wool, it seemed that my baking pans would be dirty until the day I decided to dump them. I just couldn't find a good way how to clean my dirty sheet pans.
Yes, thanks to the internet I was able to come up with a few cleaning life hacks that will save your scorched pans and dirty pots. Once the pan is somewhat clean, make a paste of baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl.
Let sit for ten to twenty minutes then scrub the pan with the coarse side of a sponge. Hand wash with soap after to remove the baking soda and vinegar smell and taste.
When it seems that nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, will clean your dirty sheet pans, it's time to turn to a blast of heat. While we do not recommend this for all baked-on gunk, it works beautifully for commercial-grade aluminum sheet pans.
After a few hours at a heat of 500ºF, the grim will incinerate to a white dust which is easily cleaned off. Some ovens require you to remove the racks before performing the cleaning cycle.
A mild abrasive and made with italic acid, Bar Keepers Friend is your solution to burnt remnants that just won't budge. Let sit for a few minutes before busting out that elbow grease and wiping the dirty sheet pan clean with a wad of aluminum foil.
Some housekeeping bloggers swear by this combo to tackle stubborn stains on their cookware. As silly as it may seem, the acid in ketchup has the ability to break down burnt on grease and grime.
Once time has passed, use a scrubber and a little of muscle to clean baking sheets. The most used tool in my kitchen is a Silent silicone baking mat.
I own 6 of them and use them every single day whether I’m baking cookies, scones, chicken, bagels, potatoes, granola, vegetables, fish, caramel corn, candied nuts, or using as a nonstick surface for dipped truffles, toffee, and bark. I also use them for rolling out sugar cookie dough and baking homemade soft pretzels.
These mats are extremely versatile, limit waste, and roll up for easy storing. As you can guess, I have plenty of experience cleaning my silicone baking mats.
Oil and flavor residue remain on the surface of these slick mats and it can be incredibly frustrating and off-putting, especially if you like keeping your kitchenware spick-and-span. Fill it up with your other dirty dishes and run a normal cycle.
Soak mat(s) in very hot water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for 10 minutes. Wearing kitchen gloves, rub the baking soda and residual water droplets together to create a paste, concentrating mostly on the tough stains.
Let the paste sit on the mats for 20 minutes, then rinse clean with very hot water. Soak mats in extremely hot water with a few squirts of grease-fighting or heavy-duty dish soap for 20 minutes.
Natural varieties don’t work as well for this; use soap designed to tackle tough stains. With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch.