Effective ways to quickly get rid of a layer of fat on a baking sheet

Frying pan with vegetables on the table

Even regular processing does not always save from the formation of a layer of fat and carbon deposits on the surface of the pan. You can clean the coating from dirt yourself at home. There are several effective ways to deal with stubborn dirt.

The best folk remedies against soot and fat

Pan with vegetables

New baking sheets, smooth and shiny, after six months of use are covered with unpleasant soot, which is difficult to remove. But using one of the "home" methods of safe processing, removing plaque will be a simple task.

Before resorting to radical measures using chemicals, try another method, which is based on the use of natural products, those found in every kitchen.

Home remedyFor cooking you will needMode of application
Soda solution
(gentle method)
Soda - 3 tbsp. L., dishwashing detergent.Distribute the soda mixture evenly over the baking sheet, leaving it to soak in the solution for 20 minutes. Then, with a hard sponge, wipe away carbon deposits, which can easily move away from the surface.
Soda solution
(intense exposure)
Soda, water, any washing paste or cleaning powder, hard sponge.Before cleaning with a hard sponge with cleaning powder, leave the product in hot water with diluted soda in it.
Soda solution with addition
hydrogen peroxide
Soda - 3 tbsp. l., hydrogen peroxide - 2 tbsp. l., detergent - 1 tsp.Mix all the ingredients well until a homogeneous mass of white color is obtained. Apply the mixture on a contaminated surface, after 15 minutes - an adherent layer of grease and soot can be easily cleaned with the hard side of the sponge.
Vinegar Soda Solution - Heat Treatment MethodSoda, a couple drops of vinegar, dishwashing detergent.The baking sheet is filled with soda, after which a couple of drops of vinegar, dishwashing gel are added, and placed in a slightly preheated oven higher from the fire for 20 minutes. The temperature should not exceed 100 ° C. While the mixture will boil little by little, the ingrained dirt will move away from the surface. After heat treatment, the product is allowed to cool and carbon deposits are removed with an ordinary washcloth.
A mixture of soda with mustard powderSoda, mustard powder - 2 tbsp. l., detergent (for final cleaning of the pan).Soda mixed with mustard powder is poured onto a baking sheet. Pour hot water and let it brew for 2 hours. After the carbon is scrubbed with a sponge, it is treated with dishwashing liquid for an additional effect.
Mechanical cleaning with coffee grounds or sandGround coffee (or salt) or sifted sand.These ingredients have been used to clean surfaces with difficult to remove stains since ancient times. The method involves intensive abrasive coating. It is not recommended to use for cleaning products from delicate materials - Teflon coating, silicone, glass and ceramics.
Based on Coca-ColaCoca ColaThe "causticity" of the drink has not been a secret for a long time, because sweet soda is used for domestic purposes. It is necessary to soak the baking sheet in Coca-Cola at night, and in the morning wash it with detergent and a hard sponge. To enhance the effect, you can boil the liquid for 5 minutes.
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GOOD way to clean COUNTERS AND PANS from soot

Other effective methods

“Homemade” products from natural ingredients do not always cope with the problem of pollution with absolute success. To solve it, you can use another option for intensive exposure to fat deposits. This is a complex treatment under the influence of high temperature:

  1. The product is placed in the oven, poured with water with soda diluted in it, vinegar and a small amount of the special anti-fat agent.
  2. Heat the pan for several minutes.
  3. Rinse with water, pre-cooling to prevent cracking of the coating.

When using chemical household products, it is important to follow safety rules that will help to avoid loss of functionality due to the aggressive effects of chemicals.

Safety regulations


  1. Before starting work, it is necessary to mechanically clean the pan. For the procedure, use a kitchen spatula, which scrape off the dirt, then remove the residues with paper towels.
  2. Chemistry is applied evenly or sprayed onto the surface and left for 20 minutes.
  3. It is important to carefully study the instructions, since some types of chemistry need to add water.
  4. After the specified time, wearing protective rubber gloves on your hands, clean the pan with a washcloth and rinse under the tap with water.
  5. Then put in the oven where warm air will finish the job.

How to clean baking sheets from different materials

Baking chicken

The modern selection of kitchen utensils is huge. In addition to baking sheets made of steel and aluminum, other types appeared, made of delicate materials, the handling of which should be careful. Cleaning silicone, ceramic, Teflon, glass and enamel baking sheets eliminates the use of hard sponges and products that contain abrasive particles. The subject method of cleaning the pan from soot depends on the material:

  • teflon;
  • silicone;
  • glass;
  • ceramics;
  • enamel;
  • stainless steel (stainless steel)
  • aluminum.

The listed materials can “react” differently to certain cleaning products and require careful handling. Therefore, it is important to carefully choose a cleaning method.

Baking MaterialPrecautions and practical adviceCleaning method
Silicone and TeflonThe delicate cleaning of the Teflon or silicone pan is carried out using a soft sponge and a washing gel, which contains no acids.Before cleaning, silicone baking sheets are soaked overnight in warm water with soap.

Cleaning a burnt Teflon sheet takes place in several stages:

  1. Using a plastic or wooden spatula, dirt is scraped off.

  2. The product is abundantly filled with salt and left for 10 minutes to absorb the layer of fat.

  3. The surface is cleaned of salt very carefully so as not to damage the coating.

  4. The product is washed with a soft sponge with a dishwashing gel under running hot water.

Glass, ceramics, enamelSurfaces from these materials are whimsical during operation, but they should be cleaned with hard washcloths. It is important to wear protective rubber gloves on your hands before carrying out the procedure. It is better to clean immediately after cooking, after soaking in warm water with a dishwashing liquid. For effective purification, a small amount of hydrogen peroxide can be used.
Stainless steelWhen cleaning stainless steel trays, it is undesirable to use abrasives and coarse metal sponges, as intense exposure to the surface may scratch it.A stainless steel baking sheet is easily cleaned of carbon deposits using warm soda slurry, which must be evenly distributed over the surface and left for 2 hours. Then wash with a kitchen sponge with the addition of a cleaning gel.
Alternatively, baking powder for dough can be used as an alternative to baking soda.
AluminumAluminum baking sheet withstands the coarse effects of a wire brush and fine powder.The usual dishwashing detergent will help to remove the remains of burnt food from aluminum baking sheets, the main thing is to wipe off the dirt with a wire brush.
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How to clean the pan from soot and old burnt fat?

General tips and tricks

  • At home cleaning of baking sheets from "capricious" materials, it is not recommended to use abrasive powdery substances. To maintain functionality and avoid scratches on the coating, it is better to use soft sponges and gels.
  • To make the pan less dirty, you should cover the bottom with baking paper before cooking, which will provide protection against grease droplets and burnt food particles getting on the surface. Instead of parchment, you can sprinkle flour.
  • If you have a modern oven in your home equipped with a self-cleaning function, you should use it to clean a burnt baking sheet.
  • It is better to wash the baking sheet immediately after eating or leave it soaked with the addition of dishwashing detergent, having previously removed excess fat and food residues with a paper towel or spatula.
  • Plaque will accumulate more slowly if after washing the dishes dry with a towel, as drops of water may contain particles of fat and settle on the surface.

Choosing the best way to clean a baking sheet from a specific material, removing the fat layer and sticky soot from the surface is easy. It is preferable to use natural substances, since the use of household chemicals is dangerous both for the qualitative state of the pan and for human health.

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