December 2, 2013
Simplify the Season : How to Clean Baking Sheets + Pans in 5 Minutes
I’m gearing up for some major baking this month, if you are too, this post is for you. I took inventory of my baking sheets and pans and realized that my baking pans looked pretty pitiful. Lots of baked on stains – they’re clean, but the stainless steel was nothing close to appetizing. I tried a couple solutions I found online and nothing worked, so I came up with my own simple ‘remedy’ to clean them. Two ingredients and a little elbow grease cleaned them up in a couple minutes. Easy peasy. (Please note: this is NOT for coated or non-stick baking sheets and pans.)
Here’s what you need to clean your baking sheets and pans:
- Bon Ami powder (you can try baking soda too, but the Bon Ami worked a little more quickly and effectively for my icky pans)
- Aluminum Foil – crumpled up (I use aluminum foil to clean glass baking dishes with caked on food, so I thought it might be a workable fix and it is!)
- Paper towels
- Water to make a paste
Gather your ingredients and follow these super simple steps:
Wash thoroughly with soap and water and repeat if necessary and start baking!
And because everyone loves a good before and after….
This post is part of a series designed to help you Simplify the Season. You can see all the posts here.