How To Clean Non Stick Cookie Sheets

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If you have non stick cookie sheets in your house you’ll need to learn how to clean non stick cookie sheets! Check out this easy guide for tips and tricks!

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Cleaning nonstick cookie sheets is tricky because we have to be careful not to scratch the coating! I’m sharing my favorite way to get non stick cookie sheets clean.

These methods will help you get even the most baked on gunk off of your cookie sheets. If you are like my family and I, you end up using cookie sheets for all kinds of recipes…like baked chicken, sheet pan meals, and more.

When it’s time to bake with my cookie sheets I need to know that they’re going to going to impart those savory flavors into my sweet treats. That is where this guide for how to clean non stick cookie sheets comes in very handy!

Here’s what you’ll need to clean non stick cookie sheets:

We will be using a combination of baking soda and vinegar as well as some dish soap and a non scratching scouring pad. I’ll share some links below to my favorite tools for the job!

And of course you can also get your vinegar and baking soda delivered from online sources as well. I love the bulk bags of baking soda for household use and baking and cooking needs!

How to clean non stick cookie sheets:

A lot of this can be applied to any of your sensitive cooking and baking gear. If you have non stick pans or pots you can clean them with this method as well!

First we’re going to sprinkle a good amount of baking soda onto the cookie sheet. Make sure you put a thin layer onto any soiled areas of the sheet.

Then pour the white vinegar over top top the baking soda, it will begin to fizz, that’s normal and the reaction will help to lift the grease and grime off the sheets!

Let this mixture sit on the soiled pans for 30 minutes before you try and scrub them clean!

After the pans have had a chance to sit, take your non scratch scrubber and get in there! I find it best to dump off most of the liquid and keep some of the baking soda behind.

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It will act as a natural scouring agent and assist in removing stuck on bits. Once you’ve scrubbed with the baking soda you can rinse it off and add your dish soap for a final scrub!

This is my preferred method of getting my pans sparkling clean. If I find that it doesn’t seem to be working for whatever reason, there are other methods! Let me share some other tips and tricks below.

Will this method remove rust from cookie sheets?

Yes. You can use the method listed above and a few of the ones I’ll share below to remove rust as well as built up grease and grim from your non stick cookie sheets!

Other ways to get tough messes off of cookie sheets:

If you have cookie sheets that are particularly soiled you can try a combination of these methods!

Another option is to use washing soda and cream of tarter. Combine the two with a small amount of hot water and make a paste. Spread the paste onto the sheet and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then use your non scratch scrubber and have at it!

As I mentioned above you can use the baking soda alone with water to make a scouring paste. I use this method on my stainless steel a lot as well! You can use baking soda and a small amount of water to create a paste, spread the paste onto the soiled cookie sheet and let it sit for a few minutes.

Use the paste and your scrubber to get into all the nooks and crannies to clean. Rinse and scrub again with hot water and dish soap!

How to avoid messes on your cookie sheets:

If you want to be proactive you can use these tips to keep your cookie sheets in pristine condition…avoid the problems before they begin!

Get into the habit of using parchment paper or aluminum foil for all of your recipes. If you don’t like having all of that waste, look into some silicone baking mats. We use them for everything from delicate pastries to sheet pan meals! They’re awesome!

Whenever it’s possible hand wash and dry your cookie sheets. They don’t get truly clean in the dishwasher and that will help avoid build up that turns into that ugly brown gunk on the edges and bottom of the pan!

To avoid rusting, even with non stick pans, dry them as soon as they are done being washed. It can be a good ideas to use the cast iron method and heat them up before storing them to be sure all the water is gone!

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