HOW TO CLEAN BAKING TRAYS & OVEN TRAYS Oven & baking trays can get greasy or accumulate burnt food; cleaning these can be a headache! They seem like they should be easy to clean, but somehow, there never seems to be a way to get rid of that oily residue. Well, here I am to the rescue with some easy tips on cleaning baking tray:


When you’ve followed all the cleaning steps, but you still have an oily film, there’s only one place to turn- baking soda! Make a thick paste with baking soda and water and apply it to the sticky spots. Leave the paste to dry, and then wash it away with more hot water and dish soap.


To clean a sticky or greasy baking tray, it’s a good idea to soak it in hot water with a good quality dishwashing detergent before the regular washing. Dishwashing products and hot water make it easy to tackle tough grease and burnt-on food, making your job easier (and saving you spending too much time scrubbing!).


Combine some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and you’ve got a “miracle mixture” that can turn greasy baking tray from grimy to shiny. If you soak it for a few hours in this mixture, you don’t even have to scrub it in but jus wipe it away. Repeat second time for thorough cleaning.


Soak baking trays or cookie sheets in hot to boiling water with baking soda and fresh lemon juice for an accelerated clean. Rub half a lemon around the bottom and sides of the tray for extra shine; rinse and let air dry. Finally, a squirt of vinegar followed by a rinse of water is great for removing any residual odours.

NOTE: To prevent greasy buildup in the future, skip the cooking sprays. You don’t really need them since the pan/tray is nonstick already, and it will just make for a sticky mess later.