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Get Your Cookie Sheets Ready for Baking Season

By Raymus Homes - 11-29-2023

At Raymus Homes, our homes are far from ordinary, and the kitchens we design are perfect havens for baking delightful cookies! Especially on a chilly winter day, a batch of fresh, warm cookies offers true comfort.

If your baking trays and cookie sheets bear the battle scars of countless baking adventures, fear not! Here's the proper way to tackle caked-on, baked-on, and burnt-on food residue from your trusty cookie sheets.

Know Your Sheet Type

Before embarking on your cleaning endeavor, it's crucial to identify the material of your cookie sheets. This knowledge will guide you in choosing the most suitable cleaning method that won't harm your sheets. The three common materials for cookie sheets are:

  • Aluminized Steel
  • Nonstick
  • Aluminum

Cream of Tartar Cleaning Method

This method is versatile and can be used for any type of cookie sheet. Here's how to do it:

Mix cream of tartar with hot water to create a paste.

Spread the paste evenly over the entire pan.

Let it sit for 8 hours.

Gently scrub the pan with a cloth under running water.

Baking Soda Cleaning Method

Harness the power of baking soda to make your cookie sheets sparkle. This method is safe for all materials as well:

Boil water and fill the cookie sheet with it.

Add a few drops of dish soap and sprinkle baking soda over the sheet.

Let it sit for an hour.

Rinse the sheet while gently scrubbing away any remaining debris.

Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning Method

This method combines hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to create a potent cleaning agent. It's effective for all types of cookie sheets:

Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to form a paste.

Spread the paste over the entire surface of the sheet.

Let it sit for two hours.

Gently scrub the pan as you rinse it. Ensure the pan is thoroughly dried afterward to prevent rust.

There you have it! Three simple and effective ways to revive your cookie sheets, ensuring you can bake more delicious treats in your Raymus Home.