How Do You Clean Baking Sheets?

How Do You Clean Baking Sheets?

With the proper cleansers and cleaning tools, even old baking sheets can be shiny once again. To thorougly clean a baking sheet, first remove the light grease layer with a mild abrasive. Then, remove the heavy grease layer with a pre-treater, and finally, wash the baking sheet with dishwashing liquid before its final rinse.

  1. Remove light grease layer

    Mix a mild abrasive such as Comet or baking soda with water until it forms a thin paste. Apply the paste to the sheet's surface, covering the light layer of grease present. Scrub the abrasive with a steel wool pad to remove the grease. Repeat the process until all traces of the light grease layer are gone.

  2. Remove heavy grease layer

    Remove heavy caked-on grease from non-stick baking sheets by applying a layer of heavy-duty grease pre-treater to the baking sheet surface. Leave the pre-treater in place overnight to cut the bonds formed when grease is used on the non-stick surface. For sheets without a non-stick surface, head outside to a well-ventilated area and spray the baking sheet with oven cleaner spray. Allow the spray to sit on the sheet overnight. The next day, wipe the pre-treater or oven spray from the sheet using a sponge to remove the heavy grease build-up.

  3. Wash and rinse the baking sheet

    Wash the sheet with dish detergent in warm water to remove the pre-treater before rinsing the baking sheet clean.