Many of us use baking sheets or shallow baking dishes almost daily in our cooking routines. These kitchen essentials tend to accumulate food residue and stains over time, making them a bit of a challenge to clean. However, there’s a clever and cost-effective hack that can restore them to their pristine state without the need for expensive cleaning products or harsh chemicals. All you need are three common household items: vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water.
You probably already have these items in your kitchen, but if not, don’t worry; they’re readily available and inexpensive.
To begin, generously sprinkle baking soda all over your stained baking sheets and pans, paying extra attention to the corners and areas with stubborn, burnt-on residues. Next, pour distilled vinegar evenly over the surface of the cookware. Finally, add enough hot water to the pan to completely submerge the walls, corners, and all the stains.
Allow this solution to soak into the sheet or pan for about an hour. Afterward, use a scrub brush to gently but effectively remove the buildup and stains. Rinse everything thoroughly with hot water, and voilà! Your cookware will look brand new once more.
For particularly stubborn stains and heavy, stuck-on residues, you might need to repeat this process once or twice. But with a little patience and this easy cleaning hack, you’ll have your baking sheets and pans looking spotless and ready for your next culinary adventure. Happy cleaning!
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