A baking sheet is one of the most frequently used items in your kitchen. It is also the most frequently used in your oven.
You will rarely find a baking sheet in anyone’s kitchen you take a close look. And even when you find one, you will hardly find a baking sheet that is free of brown spots. If your baking sheet is like that, never worry, this article will help proffer the solutions you need for your baking sheet to be squeaky clean.
Maybe you must have tried scrubbing your baking sheet with the sponge and warm soapy water but it has not been able to get the job done then, this article will provide you some uncommon ways you can clean your burnt baking sheet.
Because at this point, a deep cleaning is necessary for your baking sheet. So if you have an aluminum steel baking sheet this is how you can get rid of the burns.
How To Clean Burnt Baking Sheet
1. Clean using a ball of aluminum foil:
You only need about 15 minutes to get this done. All you need to do is to, get baking soda and warm water and set it aside. Then, mix the baking soda and water to form a paste mixture.
Afterward, stick a sheet of aluminum foil into the paste and begin to use it as a scrubbing sponge.
Keep working in circles around the surface of the baking sheet. Even if the aluminum foil gets too flat in your hand, keep using it and keep rubbing it all over the baking sheet until it becomes clear.
Then rinse the sheet with warm soapy water. This method is good and effective but is ready to scrub using the aluminum foil and be ready to get some built-up grease off your pans.
2. Clean using baking soda and vinegar;
You need a total of 45 minutes to worth through this method. So first, make a paste-like mixture with white vinegar and some quantity of baking soda.
Spread this mixture on the surface of the baking sheet, and allow it to sit for thirty minutes.
When thirty minutes are over, take a damp sponge and begin to scrub. Then you rinse and wash with warm soapy water.
The baking soda and even the white vinegar are good cleaning agents so they will have a positive reaction on the burnt baking sheet and remove some good amount of burns that is after you must have scrubbed the baking sheet thoroughly.
But if you do not scrub thoroughly, you may not get your desired result.
However, when you follow the process and scrub with all your strength, it will get all the grime out.
3. Clean using the cream of tartar and white vinegar;
you only need a total of fifteen minutes, to get your work done. Sprinkle cream of tartar across the baking sheet evenly. Once you are done with sprinkling, put your vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the sprinkled baking sheet. Allow the mixture to sit for at least eight hours.
After eight hours, scrub the grime away using a sponge and some warm water.
Once you are done scrubbing, rinse well with soap and water. This means baking soda is not only the most affordable cleaning agent.
You can also get a cream of tartar to do the work for you because when the cream of tartar mixes with vinegar, it automatically breaks down the grime and makes scrubbing very easy.
And the longer you allow it to sit, the lesser time you spend doing the scrubbing.
With a scrubbing sponge and warm water, you can get the pan looking as good as new. However, if the stain persists, still repeat the process.
4. Clean with Brillo pads and ‘Easy Off’;
These are effective cleaning agents. Just in case you do not have a baking soda or a cream of tartar and white vinegar, you can always get ‘Easy Off’.
Once you get this product, spray the surface of the baking sheet and allow it to sit meanwhile look for a safe place, and place the baking sheet there for at least 20 minutes.
Then once you are done, put the sheet in the sink and rinse the grime with warm water then get a Brillo pad to scrub away the remaining dirt.
Now rinse well with soapy warm water once you are done with scrubbing.
The Easy-Off product is a soapy lemon-scented cleaning agent. And sometimes the stipulated time, may not be enough to scrub off the grime. However, you will be pleased with how the stains quickly slide off especially the tough built-up stains.
5. Clean using Baking soda and Peroxide;
This might sound like you are trying to use a bunch of chemicals to clean the baking sheet where you roast your veggies and the likes.
But do not despair, because the peroxide and baking soda are well on burnt baking sheets.
This is because the grime will loosen fast and they will also require minimal scrubbing.
So sprinkle some generous amount of baking soda on the surface of the baking sheet and spray some amount of hydrogen peroxide. You can spray it over the mixture until it is all wet.
Now, allow the whole thing to sit overnight.
The following day, use a plastic scrape off all the grime into a pile and dump it into the garbage. Once this is done, wash the sheet thoroughly with warm water and soapy water and also with a scrubby sponge. And your sheet will look as good as new.
In conclusion, cleaning your burnt baking sheet may require a lot of effort from you and if you must get your desired result, you must be ready to work through the above methods. So pick any of the methods most suitable for you. If you have lots of grime on your sheet, you can pick the last method and work with it. Always wear your protective gloves if there is a need for you to wear them so you do not react to any of them.