Sheet pans are one of the most used items in our kitchens. From roasting vegetables to cooking chicken, I use mine for everything. I thought I would show you How to Clean Sheet Pans naturally using just a few household ingredients.
This was one of my baking sheets after making my family’s favorite roasted potatoes. We like them super crispy, which means they usually leave my sheet pans a mess. Cleaning sheet pans doesn’t have to be a major chore, and you certainly don’t have to throw even the most burned on pans out. Let me show you how to clean sheet pans with ease!
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Start by adding about 2 – 3 tablespoons of Castile soap to your baking pan, making sure to spread it around pretty evenly on the entire surface of your pan. Castile soap is a vegetable based soap that will help get your pan super clean.
Next, add 10 – 15 drops of orange or lemon essential oil. These citrus based essential oils help to loosen even the most burned on and sticky messes from your pots and pans.
Then cover the entire surface of your sheet pan with baking soda. The baking soda will help to lift those really burned on parts with ease. Baking soda is by far my favorite cleaning product!
Now, pour warm water all over the pan and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. It usually takes me around 4 cups of water to cover a large sheet pan. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need less.
After at least 30 minutes, pour the dirty liquid out into your sink. Be sure not to let it splash on you or your clothes…it could stain, and it’s pretty stinky too.
Give your sheet pan a good rinse using hot water, and use a scrubber to help remove any leftover bits and pieces.
You can squirt a little Castile soap onto the sheet pan and add a little baking soda if you have really burned on spots. Just give them a little scrub to remove them.
So, folks, that is my easy method for how to clean sheet pans! To protect your sheet pans and keep them from getting to dirty in the first place, you can always add a layer of aluminum foil over the bottom of your pan before cooking. Then you can just throw the foil away when you are finished and have zero mess to clean up!
If you liked this idea, check out my post on Dryer Sheet to Clean a Pan…it will blow your mind!