How to Clean Baking Sheets in 5 Easy Steps

Baking sheets are one of the most versatile pieces of cookware in any kitchen. They can be used to roast vegetables, bake cookies, and so much more. But over time, they can become coated in burnt-on grease and grime. Here’s how to clean baking sheets in 5 easy steps!

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Step One: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the baking sheet in the oven and heat for about 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Pour about ½ cup of white vinegar onto the baking sheet. Use a clean cloth or sponge to scrub the baking sheet, then rinse it with warm water. Repeat this process if necessary.

Step Two: Line the baking sheet with foil.

2. Line the baking sheet with foil.

Assuming you don’t want to spend the money on a fancy non-stick liner, lining your baking sheet with foil is an easy way to prevent sticking and make cleanup a breeze. You can either use a single sheet of foil that’s large enough to line the whole baking sheet, or you can use smaller pieces of foil to line specific areas where you’ll be placing your food.

If you choose to line the whole baking sheet with foil, be sure to crinkle it up a bit so that it doesn’t stick too tightly to the surface of the pan. You can also spray the foil lightly with cooking spray to help prevent sticking.

Step Three: Place the baking sheet in the oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes.

The third step is to place the baking sheet in the oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes. This will help to loosen any stuck-on food and make it easier to remove. Be sure to keep an eye on the baking sheet during this time, as you don’t want it to overheat or catch fire.

Step Four: Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes have passed, use a paper towel or a clean, dry dishcloth to rub the baking soda and water mixture into the baking sheet. You should start to see the grease and grime start to come off of the baking sheet. If you need to, you can use a little elbow grease to get stubborn stains off.

Step Five: Remove the foil and wash the baking sheet with soap and water.

If your baking sheet is looking particularly grimy, you can try washing it with a mixture of soap and baking soda. Just make a paste with the two ingredients and scrub the baking sheet with a sponge. You can also use white vinegar to clean your baking sheet. Just soak a rag in vinegar and wipe down the baking sheet.

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