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If you buy a new kitchen bakeware, after a long period of usage, the bakeware is likely to wear down. If you continue to use your kitchen bakeware without giving it thorough cleaning, after each baking, baked foods will start to stick on the bakeware. The bakeware will also build up stains, and if care is not taken, you may trash it into the trash can.
So, instead of replacing your kitchen bakeware after each baking process, it is advisable to clean bakeware at some points after baking.
In this article, we will show you how to thoroughly clean your bakeware, so that it will look as if you just bought them. In essence, the kitchen bakeware will look brand-new after reading this article to the end. We will walk you through how to clean silicone bakeware, how to clean aluminum bakeware, how to clean glass bakeware, and how to clean stone bakeware.
How To Clean Bakeware
Let’s take it one by one
How To Clean Silicone Bakeware
If you have silicone bakeware as part of your kitchen utensils, it is essential you know how to clean this baking pan; otherwise, it will start to rush and wear out very fast. Removing any sticky residue after using your silicone bakeware is not difficult or time-consuming. However, it requires a little more effort than simply washing the silicone bakeware with soap and normal water. To properly clean your silicone bakeware, the following instructions will guide you:
- Prepare hot water and fetch a good quality dishwashing soap. The soap can be in liquid form or a bar soap, but the soap should be the one that is designed to cut through grease. Washing a silicone bakeware does not require special technique, simply just wash the bakeware as if you are washing any other dish. Use the hot water to wash off the sticky baked food on the pan. This will remove the grease from the pan and also make the big hair clean.
- After washing the silicone bakeware with hot water and soap, do not dry the pan immediately, just leave it slightly wet for a while. You can use your fingers to feel around the pan in order to observe if there are any greasy areas. If you still have any greasy area feel free to use your baking soda to wash that spot so that the greasy area will become clean. The best way to go about this is to use a soft dishcloth to massage the baking soda and mix it with water in order to create a creamy and thick paste. Work the paste into the greasy area of the pan. Never attempt to use a brush or a hard surface to scrub the silicone pan, because if you do, it will remove the non-sticky covering. We understand that baking soda is an abrasive element, but it is mild enough that it won’t remove the non-sticky covering of your silicone bakeware.
- Once you are done with this process, leave the baking soda to dry completely on the pan. The drying process may take some minutes running into some hours depending on how thick the paste was.
- Give the silicone bakeware a final wash by filling the sink with hot water and dishwashing soap. Ensure you remove all the dry paste then use fresh water to wash off every remnant on the pan. Continue washing until you feel that all the greasy leftovers are gone, then prepare the silicone bakeware for next use.
How To Clean Glass Bakeware
The process of washing a glass bakeware is slightly different from the silicone bakeware which we just finished discussing above. The best way to wash glass bakeware is to use a method known as glass baking dish cleaning method. This method involves using cornstarch and vinegar, and the process takes no less than 1 minute.
The process is very simple. All you need to do is to add one teaspoon of cornstarch, two equal parts of water and vinegar. Then get a mesh scrubber to scrub the area of the bakeware that baked food sticks on. If you do this process correctly, you will observe that a few seconds into scrubbing, the greasy area of the pan will start to become very clean. Vinegar and cornstarch are great cleaning products to remove stains on bakeware or any cooking pan.
How To Clean Aluminum Bakeware
Aluminium bakeware is great if you are a chef or a professional Baker who regularly bake either for personal consumption or for commercial purposes. This bakeware allows you to enjoy restaurant-grade cooking equipment at the comfort of your house. It heats evenly and quickly. It is most of the time oven-safe. Since aluminium bakeware is as easy as cast-iron or stainless steel, it is therefore paramount for you to know the best approach to keep them clean and make the pan non-stick.
So how do you keep your aluminium bakeware clean after baking? The best method is to use a dryer sheet. Using a dryer sheet works like magic on an aluminium pan and bakeware. It is actually easier than you might imagine to use this method to keep your bakewell clean and free from rust.
To get started, place a dryer sheet in your aluminium bakeware, then add some cold water to cover the stuck-on stain on the baking pan. Once you are done with this, wait for at least an hour. After an hour, you can then clean the pot with soapy water. This will help you remove the lingering chemical from the dryer sheets. Then use boiling water and salt to hit the stains. You can add an aluminum foil to give your bakeware a new look.
How To Clean Stone Bakeware
Cleaning instone bakewell is great to keep your big food healthy and hygienic. A stone bakeware is an essential kitchen tool in any chef’s collection. Follow the instructions below to properly clean your stone bakeware:
After cooking or baking with your stone bakeware, allow the pan to cool down. Ensure the temperature of the pan is at room temperature before you start cleaning. Always keep at the back of your mind that sudden temperature change can damage your kitchen stoneware.
Once your stone bakeware has been cooled down, you can then use hot water to wash the pan. Never place the stoneware in the dishwasher or use any soap on the stoneware. However, one exception is the glazed stoneware. You can use dish soap to wash the glazed stoneware. But ensure the dish soap doesn’t get into the interior of the pan.
If you have excess food on the stoneware after baking, you can use a scraper to scrape off these foods. You can also soak the stoneware in water to loosen tough and cake food on the pan. Wash the stone work with fresh water after completing this process.
You can see that how to clean bakeware is not as difficult as you had earlier thought. The knowledge you have learnt from this article will further enhance your cooking or baking experience, because at all times, your cooking utensils or baking utensils will appear clean and always look good at every point of usage.