How to Clean a Baking Pan

A baking pan.

There are several ways to clean a baking pan, but in order to cut out the tough stains, some techniques work much better than others. Sometimes we find that our baking pans have severe stains and burns that won't budge with regular soap and cleaning agents. In this case, you need something that is a lot tougher on stains, that won't ruin your baking pans in the process. Baking soda has been trusted by many people for years to help rid odors and also to help remove stains.

Step 1 - Fill Sink with Water

Fill the kitchen sink with warm water. Add a few drops of dishwashing soap to the warm water and allow the soap to create many suds. Do not place the baking pan in the soapy water just yet.

Step 2 - Apply Baking Soda to Pan

Add some baking soda to the bottom of the pan, where the stains usually occur. Apply as much baking soda as you need in order to make sure that the bottom of the pan can't be seen. The baking soda should seep into the stain so that it will be able to remove it efficiently.

Step 3 - Put Pans in Water

You will now need to set the baking pan into the soapy water. Make sure that you do this slowly, as you don't want to wash the baking soda away from the baking pan. You want to make sure that it stays on the stain and is able to soak in the warm water. Allow the pans to soak in the water for around 10 minutes. If the pans have a severe stain or burn, you may need to let them continue to soak for a longer period of time.

Step 4 - Wash Pans

Once you have allowed the pans to soak in the warm soapy water, you can now try and wash them in the sink. Remove the baking soda completely from the inside of the pan, where the stains are, and wash and rinse the pans. If you see that there are still severe stains, you need to place more baking soda in the pan and allow it to soak for another 10 to 25 minutes. Use a scrub brush or Brillo pad on any stubborn stains that cannot be removed with the baking soda alone.

Dirty baking pans can be very hard to clean. If you have severe stains or burns on your baking pans, this could take a much longer time to clean. In order to get your pans clean, you need to apply baking soda directly to the stained area. Use baking soda and a scrub brush when the stain can't be removed with baking soda alone. Wash your baking pans normally once the baking soda has removed the stains. Hand dry with a towel. Your baking pans should now be clean and free from any stains.