Oven trays are an essential part of your kitchen essentials as a chef or as a homemaker. And just like the ovens, it doesn’t take much time for the trays to get all greasy.
However, with some better oven cleaning hacks, you can get through to cleaning your oven tray.
The burns on your oven tray can have a negative impact on the taste and quality of the food you use that oven tray for. This is because the built-up burns will affect the fresh food and mix-up.
But since you have been having a tough time getting the grime off, then you need to remove the dirt from around the edges using a high-quality cleaning agent instead of a dishwasher because your dishwasher may not be able to reach out to remove all the dirt around the edges.
Here are some tricks that will make your oven tray clean.
How To Clean Your Oven Tray
First, gather the cleaning equipment and the tray, and put on protective cleaning gloves so that your hands are free from grease, grime, or any cleaning agent while cleaning your oven trays.
Then you wipe your oven tray with a paper towel to get rid of extra grease and dirt; then you submerge the oven tray in a sink filled with a cleaning solution of hot water and washing-up liquid.
Then soak the oven tray for at least an hour, allowing the soap to clean the oven tray of oil and grease.
Now thoroughly scrub the baking tray using an abrasive scourer and hot soapy water.
Once you are done scrubbing, rinse your oven tray thoroughly with hot water and ensure that your oven tray is as clean as possible using a dishwasher to give it the final washing.
As soon as the dishwasher is done with its process, dry it thoroughly with a paper towel to remove any leftover grease or dirt.
How To Clean Burnt Non-Sticky Oven Tray
Once you notice that your non-stick oven tray is burnt, please do not leave it aside because leaving it aside will result in built-up dirt over time.
Which will make it harder to clean off. And you know that the non-stick pan is highly sensitive to scrubbing.
So make sure you clean up the dirt immediately after use.
Now not every oven tray can be thrown into the dishwasher because it may not be dishwasher friendly, and it may affect the non-stickiness.
While dishwashing can be good, using your hand or going through the manual method is much better because it is more efficient, cheaper, and more sustainable to clean your non-stick oven tray.
As soon as you are done, use a paper towel to remove any excess grime and dirt.
Next, use soft sponges or, better still, use a soft cloth to wash the oven tray after soaking. Do not use abrasives or scourers because they can damage the non-stick tray.
Rinse with boiling water in other to get rid of the grime, then after this stage, submerge the oven trays into the warm soapy liquid.
You can use ‘Nipsan’ oven tray cleaner for your oven tray if you do not have a liquid dishwasher. Then clean and scrub your oven tray using a soft sponge.
Once you are done, it is thoroughly washed, dried, and store away in a place where it will be far from any kind of scratches.
Tips for Oven Trays
1. Don’t throw your oven tray away simply because it got burnt, and you have no idea of how to clean it.
So rather than throwing them away, there is some cleaning method that you can stick to get your work done.
You can just create a hot water and soap mixture; once you have your warm soapy water, sip your oven tray in it and allow it to sit for thirty minutes.
After thirty minutes, hold the oven tray on one side, and begin to scrub using a circular motion. Keep scrubbing using a 2p coin if you have one; otherwise, if you don’t, use a soft sponge.
Once all the grime is out, rinse your oven tray with warm water and put it into the dishwasher for a final clean! Now your oven tray should be as good as new!
2. If you doubt the hot water and soap mixture to work for your oven tray, then you can use the ingredients in your cupboard. The ingredients in your cupboard, such as baking soda, are a very effective cleaning agent that helps in getting rid of all the grime in your tray.
So get a baking soda, mix a cup of baking soda with a half cup of white vinegar and pour the mixture on the tray and allow it to sit on the oven tray for about 40 minutes.
Get a scouring pad and scrub the oven tray once you notice that the 40 minutes have elapsed. After scrubbing it, rinse away the grime with warm soapy water.
Then rinse again with warm water. Now you have a clean oven tray.
3. If your oven tray is just greasy, not dirty with burns, then you can still get the greasy stains off. Grease is unwanted. It is a very slippery character that is often very difficult to take off, especially from oven trays.
However, the use of high-quality washing liquid will help to break down the grease and make them loose so you can get your oven tray degreased! To do this, get a paper towel and begin to remove as much grease as possible; ensure that you get into all the corners of the oven tray while using the paper towel.
Next, fill up your sink with hot and soapy water and allow it to sit for at least 40 minutes or longer if you prefer.
Make sure that the liquid washer has started to cut through the grease, and the way you will know when you begin to see grease bubbles in the water.
Intensify your scrubbing using a sponge or a scratch-free scouring pad. Once you are done scrubbing out the grease, you can now toss it into the dishwasher for a final clean.
4. Meanwhile, keep your oven tray looking great and in perfect condition. That is the secret to getting a durable oven tray. Some of the ways you can keep them grime-free is by; Using lining paper on your oven tray when necessary.
If you do not have the lining paper, you can get one from the store.
Then soak all your oven trays in hot soapy water as soon as you are done using them.
Also, ensure not to scrub the oven trays too hard with abrasives so that it doesn’t affect your non-stick oven trays.
Finally, use paper towels to remove excess grease before and even after cleaning.