Crafts & DIY
Here's The Most Effective Way To Clean Stained Bakeware
I've tried this and it works so well!
Jenny Brown

Over time, our muffin tins, cookie sheets, and baking pans will wear down. They will build up stains and look destined for the trash can. Rather than replace these trusty tools, learn how to thoroughly clean them. They will look brand new in no time!


Dirty Glass (Or Pyrex) Dishware

Tools you’ll need:

  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Old Toothbrush

Glassware can be one of the most difficult surfaces to clean. The stains often are “baked” on, which makes them very difficult to remove. Fortunately, this tip should break down the grime and make it a lot easier to clean.

Dip a toothbrush into liquid soap, and then into baking soda. Using circular motions, use the paste to cover all the stains on the glass dishware. For large pans, you can use a cloth to apply the paste.

Let this sit for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, crumple aluminum foil and use it to scrub at the softened stains. It should look clear and clean afterwards.


Stainless Steel Cookie Sheets


Materials you will need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
  • Rough sponge/pad

Cookie sheets are the go-to pan for most baking needs and recipes. Therefore, these pans can get dirty really quickly.

To clean them, sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the pan. Then, add another layer of hydrogen peroxide on top. Finally, add another layer of baking soda over everything.

Let the pan sit for 1-2 hours, then scrub using a rough sponge or pad. The stains will come off with ease.

Or Try This Method

Here’s another method to clean stainless steel bakeware. This is a simpler method than the one listed above.

Tools you’ll need:

  • Paper Towels
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Aluminum Foil

Sprinkle baking soda and spread the powder using a damp towel over the baking pan. Use a crumbled piece of aluminum foil to scrub away the harder stains. Then, wash it thoroughly with warm water and soap. Make sure you let it air dry. You’re done!


Aluminum Trays

What you will need:

  • Water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • A cooking pot
  • Scrubbing pad/sponge

Aluminum cookware can be rejuvenated and restored with the right technique.

To start, fill a cooking pot with equal parts water and white vinegar. Then, bring this mixture to a boil.

Once boiling, remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. Then, dip a rough scrubbing pad or sponge in the pot and start scrubbing. The stains will start to come off. When they are all gone, rinse the pan with warm water and soap.

Let it air dry, and enjoy your “new” aluminum cookware!


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