Ducks 'n a Row: How To Clean A Baking Pan

27 March 2017

How To Clean A Baking Pan

Burnt on baking pans are the number one reason that I used to avoid certain recipes. They are the yummiest dishes but also guaranteed to produce a burnt-on mess - though I did NOT actually burn the food. It is just the way they are. 

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What kind of dishes? I am talking about pot roast, beef stew and brisket: three delicious tummy warming dinners that my family loves. But how I dreaded the clean up. Whether made in the oven or a crockpot, the cleaning chore ahead was inevitable -that is, until now! 

Finally, I discovered the so simple cure. It is really a dream come true. What is it?  Baking soda! Yes. Nothing fancy but you are going to love this.

I extolled the hidden virtues of baking soda some time ago in "15 Great Uses For Baking Soda" covering everything from insect bite treatment to a key ingredient in your child's Erupting Volcano Science Fair Experiment - but this? How did I miss this?

How To Clean Burnt-On Food In A Baking Pan

Warm water
1/4 - 1/2 cup baking soda

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Rinse the pan with water.
Pour in dry baking soda.

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Add lots of very warm water to cover all the burnt on food.
Let the pan stand for at least 15 - 30 minutes.

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Next, place the pan in the sink -if it isn't already there- and rub the interior with a kitchen brush.

The burnt-on food will lift off easily!
Pour out the dirty water.
Add dish soap, clean warm water and,  using a sponge, clean it the rest of the way.
Sparkling clean!

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