How to clean baked on food from baking trays cheap and fast

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If you love to bake and cook, chances are you have a bunch of pans that are in need of a good thorough cleaning. Cleaning all that baked on food off of your pots and pans can be a real nightmare though. You can let them soak for days, and still, the stuck on stuff won't budge. Even nonstick pans can prove to be a pain, and before long you have a brownish black coating on your pans which makes them look like they're constantly dirty. The good news is, there's a way to clean them naturally, and it may even be the best way to clean pots and pans. You might be used to using harsh chemical cleaners or degreasers to clean your pans, but the truth is, you don't actually need harsh chemicals to clean. There are a few natural ingredients that prove to be some of the toughest cleaners around like vinegar or baking soda. Citric acid is also a favourite for getting rid of hard water build up and scales. In this cleaning tutorial, you'll be using some hydrogen peroxide which you most likely have around for first aid purposes rather than cleaning purposes.

The process is very simple, and all you need is some hydrogen peroxide and some baking soda. The two natural ingredients mixed will cause a reaction that will work to dissolve the baked on grease and food. Take 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda and 4-5 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Put the baking soda in a bowl and slowly add in the hydrogen peroxide. You want to moisten the baking soda, but you don't want to create a paste. Let the mixture sit on the pans for at least half an hour or longer if the stains are really old and set it, then rub them with the rough side of a sponge. The mixture can be drying to the skin, so wear some rubber gloves and then begin to cover your pans in the mixture. Once you have your pans all covered with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, let them sit for at least an hour or more so the mixture can work its magic. Then, once time is up take a scrubbing sponge and scrub away at the pans. It might still take a little bit of elbow grease to scrub it off, but at least it will come off and fairly easily too. Once you've scrubbed the grime off, just rinse with water and wash as usual.

You can do this every few months when your pans look like they need a good cleaning. Just be sure to mix up a new batch of the mixture each time instead of storing it. It will tend to dry out a lot if it's just left. Test out this cleaning tip and see if it is really the best way to clean pots and pans. You can also try this in your oven to get rid of any burned on food that may be lining the walls and floor of your oven. Just make the same mixture but make more of it that you would for cleaning your pots and pans. Then cover your whole oven in the mixture and allow it to sit for an hour or even longer before you scrub the inside of the oven. Enjoy this and other cleaning tips from the Cleaning Expert website. You can also learn how to clean tile grout with a homemade recipe as well as cleaning tips for carpets and also cleaning tips for clothing. Learn something new to add to your list of great cleaning tips and tricks.***

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