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I want my cookie sheets pretty again......

what do I soak them in? Coke? Pepsi? Bleach? Oxyclean?


Asked by hibbingmom at 8:01 PM on Oct. 18, 2009 in Home & Garden

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Answers (8)
  • I'm even worse than you ladies--I buy the disposable ones...

    Answer by pagan_mama at 7:23 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I actually buy a new one about every six months. Pathetic, isn't

    Answer by meluvja at 10:34 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I always cover mine with foil when I use them. It makes them last longer. Also I never put them in the dishwasher. If they are already grungy there isnt much you can do except buy new ones & be careful with them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I was buying cheeeeeap ones from walmart about every 3-4 months.... then I went all out and bought fancy ones from williams sonoma and the guy said they'd last "forever". well in my house that was last christmas, LOL.....

    Answer by hibbingmom at 1:40 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I have these airbake ones that never seem to stay grungy, I am not sure why. I also have one that is a Wilton that seems to be coated with something and never stays grungy. I also try to wash them immediately after they are done being used to keep them nice and clean.

    Answer by swimmachic23 at 8:24 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • If they are that bad, there is probably no hope for them at this point. Instead, get some high quality new ones & line them with foil or parchment paper prior to each use. You could also invest in some Silpats, which are the reuseable version of foil & parchment.

    If your cookie sheets are heavily coated with burnt on food, they will not bake evenly anymore & you risk burning more foods, not to mention things will stick to them more. If your cookie sheets are too lightweight, foods are more likely to burn on them b/c they won't heat evenly, creating hot spots & causing your foods to stick or burn to the pan. Even with the really good pans, you should still line them with parchment, foil or a Silpat prior to each use to protect them & help them last longer.

    I have four Wiltion professional weight cookie sheets & four Silpats to go with them. I've been using the same cookie sheets & Silpat liners for 15 years.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:34 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • if they're nonstick, then there is just about nothing you can do. i refuse to use nonstick pans of any kind... i have a hand full of half sheet pans that i love, and keep scoured.
    if you spend the extra $5 to replace them with aluminum 1/2 sheet pans (a whole sheet will not fit in a regular sized oven), which you can get just about anywhere now, they'll brighten right up with a little steel wool when necessary. i am completely OCD about grungy pans, they do not bake evenly.

    like PP said, cover them with aluminum foil if you don't feel like scrubbing.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:09 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I use Mean Green and steel wool scratches on mine. It takes some effort but after a bit of scrubbing it does work.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 4:24 PM on Oct. 20, 2009