You just made an amazing casserole and devoured it all! The table is cleared and you put all the dishes into the dishwasher to be cleaned. You check back to empty your clean dishes only to find that you baking dish is still caked with burnt food and dry grease! Oh no!
There are a few messes that traditional dishwasher cannot handle, and the dried, burnt food on the edges of a baking dish is one of them. So what does that mean for you? It means you may have to get your hands a little dirty to get your baking dish totally clean.
No worries! It’s not all that bad We will provide you with super easy to follow instructions for how to clean your baking trays. Luckily there’s not much to it at all. A little patience and even less work.
Step 1: Remove Top Level And Dry Stuff
This is really easy. With a paper towel, wipe off as much grease and loose food surface level stuff that you can. Remember, you’re not scrubbing it clean right now, just getting all the big and loose stuff out of there. Sort of like how you sweep before you mop.
Step 2: Run Some Hot Water
Just plug up and fill your kitchen sink with hot water. It needs to be enough water to submerge your baking tray. Make sure to add a little dishwashing fluid in as well.
Step 3: Soak That Tray
Super easy here! Just set it, but don’t forget it! Allow your baking tray to soak in the hot water and dishwashing fluid for about an hour. The soap should be doing its thing and cutting through the grease and remaining oils while the tray soaks. If your baking tray didn’t submerge completely, simply turn it over at the one hour mark.
Step 4: Get Your Hands (A Little) Dirty
You’ll want to use a soft sponge or cloth for the next step. Your baking tray should be non-stick and you don’t want to mess it up, causing even more stuff to stick to the non-stick. Everything should scrub off very easily. If you don’t have a non-stick tray, go crazy with a scouring pad.
Step 5: Into The Dishwasher!
The last step is to get that extra clean that the dishwasher can offer you, hands-free.
You’ve done it! You’ve cleaned your baking tray! That wasn’t so bad was it? Really, it’s more of a task of patience than anything. Much of the chore is making room in your sink to soak it and waiting an hour. Once fully soaked, the task it to just wipe away the excess food and grease. And you still get the super clean and mess-free job completed at the end by your dishwashing machine.