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How to Clean a Baking Sheet

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How to Clean a Baking Sheet

One of the greatest joys of baking is when the food comes out of the oven.  The baked goodness will usually fill up your kitchen and home with the greatest of aromas, all while teasing your taste buds.  Depending on how much you bake, your essential baking sheets can take a beating.  Even with the greatest of care, eventually they will begin to have baked food and grime stuck on them.  Please follow along to find out how to clean a baking sheet with great results!

Whether you’re whipping up a delicious apple pie for family and friends, or simply freezing fresh fruit, you don’t want to be using a pan that is covered with baked-on food or cooking grime.  Before you even consider throwing away your cooking pans and buying new, try this easy tip to clean your baking sheets.  This product will have them gleaming in no time, no matter the size or shape of your pan.

While one could easily make up their own cleaning formula with household products like baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, I sometimes just don’t have the time or energy to do that.  If I am in a hurry or in no mood for added work, I will quickly grab a container of Bar Keepers Friend cleanser.  It comes in different containers and formulas; however, my preference for cleaning baking sheets is the premixed formula.  This creamy formulation clings to vertical surfaces, so I find it works better for my rimmed baking sheets.  It’s fast, and easy!

Shake the bottle well, and then squeeze BKF onto a damp sponge.  Rub the mixture on the soiled surface as needed.  At this point, I usually clean my entire pan or sheet – not just the soiled edges.  Wait about one minute, then rinse thoroughly.  Wipe dry, and observe your sparkling results!  No hard scrubbing is usually required, but if stains remain, you could do a second application. 

How to Clean Baking Sheets

Now that your baking sheet and pans are back to looking brand-new, you’ll want to keep them that way. Always remember to place a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil on your baking sheet before you add any food. By adding this one little step, your pans will remain fresh and clean for a longer period of time.

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