The holidays might be a relaxing time for you and your family, but your baking sheets sure take a beating. Patchy and worn, they’re now a shadow of the shiny silver surfaces they used to be.
Repay them for all the sweet treats they helped you create over the last few months by restoring them to their original luster.
We know, we know — the idea of cleaning bakeware immediately conjures unpleasant memories of hours spent bending over the sink, scrubbing with all your might until either your elbow grease turns into elbow tears or your fingers revolt and refuse to hold the sponge any longer.
It's time to banish those memories for good, because we've got a trick for cleaning a baking sheet that can be done in minutes and requires little to no scrubbing!
How in the world is that possible? It’s all thanks to the simple chemical reaction that occurs when you combine baking soda and hydrogen peroxide!
How to Clean Cookie Sheets With Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking powder all over the sheet before pouring on some hydrogen peroxide. Let the mixture bubble and foam — this reaction is what loosens the grime and makes it easy to clean baked-on grease. Let the deep-cleaning duo sit and do their work for as long as two hours, then just wipe it away with a rag or course sponge.
Yep, it's that simple! You’ll be stunned by how much your old baking sheets can still shine!
Don't believe us? We know that some people say this trick is a bust and doesn't actually work. But that's why we'd recommend watching the video below from Jamie's Journey on YouTube to see it for yourself!
If you don't have any hydrogen peroxide at home, white vinegar is an effective alternative that you can combine with the baking soda to clean your cookie sheets. Just make sure you never mix vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together.
Don't have vinegar you can use for cleaning? Other people recommend getting your cookie sheet wet, sprinkling on baking soda until it turns into a sort of rough paste, and then scrubbing your baking sheet with a ball of aluminum foil. We haven't tried this method, but some people swear by it.