Give Your Stained Old Bakeware A Brand New Life



Don’t Head For The Trash

When your favorite trusty cookie sheet or baking pan looks like it’s had it’s last day, reach for these household ingredients instead of a trash bag. You’ll save money and be able to use the pan, pot, tray or sheet for years to come!

Different types of material require different cleaning combinations, so be sure to follow the right set of instructions below!

Grimy Glass (Or Pyrex) Dishware

What you’ll need:

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

Glassware can be one of the most unforgiving surfaces to cook with. Not only do the stains look horrible, but they also seem to get baked on in a way that’s impossible to remove, no matter how hard you try! So instead of losing your mind, give this a shot!

Begin by setting a small amount of baking soda aside to dip your toothbrush into later. Then dip the old toothbrush into the liquid soap, and then the into baking soda. Using circular motions, use the paste to cover the nasty stains on your glass bakeware. For larger areas, you can use a cloth to apply the paste!

Allow the paste to sit on the glassware for 20-30 minutes. Then, after the time passes, use a piece of crumpled aluminum foil to scrub away at the softened stains! Problem solved.

Stainless Steel Cookie Sheets

What you’ll need:

– Hydrogen Peroxide
– Baking Soda
– Rough Scrubbing Pad/Sponge

These go-to pans can get gunked up fast. Reverse time by sprinkling a thin layer of baking soda over the pan, then another layer of hydrogen peroxide over that. Then add a layer of baking soda over the entire thing.

Let the pan sit for an hour or two, then get to scrubbing! All of the stains should come off with ease.


Or Try It This Way

What you’ll need:

– Paper Towels
– Water (small amount to make paste)
– Baking Soda
– Aluminum Foil

If you don’t want to take that approach to cleaning your stainless steel cookie sheets, you can always go with a more simple method!

Just sprinkle on a little baking soda and spread the powder with a dampened paper towel! Then use a crumbled piece of aluminum foil to scrub away the harder stains with the somewhat thick paste left on the pan. Wash with soap and warm water, then let it air dry. Your once-dirty pan will look as good as new!


Stubborn Aluminum Trays

What you’ll need:

– Water
– Distilled White Vinegar
– A Cooking Pot
– Scrubbing Pad/Sponge

Despite the fact that aluminum cooking equipment is generally cheaper and stains more quickly than stainless steel, it still can be brought back to life with the right technique. To begin, you’ll need to fill the cooking pot with equal parts water and white vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil.

Once it’s boiling evenly, remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. Then dip the scrubbing pad in the mixture and start scrubbing. Once the stains are gone, rinse the pan with warm, soapy water and let it air dry. Voilà!

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