You probably can't clean them. On stainless, you could scrub with
Barkeeper's Friend or even use oven cleaner. On aluminum and non-stick you
pretty much have to accept that they will get a build-up that can't be
removed. I use parchment on baking sheets and it all but prevents the
Take the cookie sheets outside and spray with oven cleaner. After an
hour rinse the sheets well. The lye will dissolve the grease. Wear
gloves, old clothes, and be extra careful not to get the lye on your
Be careful not to get the DPD on the rest of the sheet if it is aluminum as
it will corrode the surface. I have had DPD remove paint from my built-in
soap dispenser and discolor the varnish on my cabinets. You have to really
be careful with that product. It does a good job otherwise.
make a baking soda paste with warm water and let it sit on it for a while.
then scrape off with a nylon scraper.
At least on baking stones this works....
and don't use that vegetable spray in a can....
The non-stick spray will definitely leave a nasty residue on your cookware.
I just put oil in a standard spray bottle like you would use for cleaning
products. It works well and costs practically nothing. As for the baking
stone - I leave that in the oven and just run the cleaning cycle. It comes
out like new.
you don't WANT the stone to come out clean...we tell our customers "the
uglier it looks, the better it cooks" :)
kind of like an iron skillet - you want to leave the seasoning on there so
the surface will be slicker.
that "stuff in the can with the girls' name" is nasty - you get a build up
and it gets sticky and gross. I use a Spritzer and just olive or canola oil
The best way I have found to take care of stained, scratched, ugly bake
ware is to toss it in the trash, then go spend a few dollars or brand new,
Life is too short unless your really get off trying to clean worthless
I guess that is one way to deal with it and I have "been there" with regard
to this issues. However, I have come to the conclusion that life is too
short to worry about inconsequential stains on a cookie sheet that spends
99% of its time hidden in a cupboard. I would spend the time and money it
would take to replace the item on something nice for someone. The cookies
will taste the same regardless of whether the pan is shiny or not. Also,
you can all but prevent the problem by using parchment to line the baking
sheet. If you have a GFS Marketplace/Gordon Food Service in your area, you
can pick up a package of parchment pan liners. They come in a package of 50
liners cut for full-sheet pans for just under $3. That means you can cut
them in half and get 100 half-sheet liners for about 3 cents each. They can
be used a couple of times if you are baking large batches and when you are
done, it goes in the trash and the pan often doesn't even have to be washed.
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