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Grab A Razor Blade Next Time Your Burnt Baking Sheets Need
A Cleaning
Forgetting to grease a baking sheet before putting it in the oven can leave it covered with baked-on food. Before tossing it, try to scrape off the burnt food using a razor blade.
Unlike a sponge or a scrubber, a razor blade can help quickly scrape away stubborn residue without excessive force. Plus, the flat, thin razor can remove food from tight crevices.
Soak the pan for at least 30 minutes to loosen some of the debris caked onto it. Sprinkling some abrasive baking soda on tougher spots could save the
sheet from rust.
Next, place the sheet on a stable, flat surface with a dish rag underneath it to prevent slippage. Grab a new razor blade and hold it between your fingers, avoiding the sharp edge.
Gently scrape small sections of the pan at a shallow angle to gradually lift off the burnt material. As you work, wipe away any loosened food particles with a damp cloth or sponge.
When you’re done, wash the baking sheet in warm, soapy water to get rid of remaining debris. Protect your hands by wearing gloves and only use a fresh, sharp blade.
A razor blade may be too sharp for certain types of pans, such as nonstick or coated baking sheets. Using one may scrape away the surface, exposing the metal to corrosion.