Donut pans are among of the most used and dirtiest items in your kitchen. Despite repeated attempts to remove the charred residue, it remains. There are times when you need to explore beyond soap and water for a solution to lingering residue and stains. Try these strategies for cleaning your favorite donut pans before you toss out your old, grimy ones.
Donut pans may be cleaned quickly and easily with a no-scrub solution.
Use vinegar and baking soda
- In order to remove the grime and keep the pans clean, you can utilize common household products like vinegar and baking soda
- Prepare some hot water in a sink. Mix in some baking soda and vinegar, equal amounts
- Allow the pans to soak in the solution for thirty minutes
- Scrub the pan thoroughly using the rough side of a scrubber and a lot of effort. Scrub gently in a circular motion to prevent visible tearing
- After you’ve scrubbed the pan to your best ability, wash it by hand with water and soap to get rid of the vinegar odor, and dry it right away to prevent rust.
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Use baking soda and peroxide
Collect some hydrogen peroxide from the medical supply closet; you’ll need it to clean those grimy baking sheets. Warning: donut pans with the nonstick coatings may be damaged by this procedure.
- First, create a mixture by combining baking soda & hydrogen peroxide.
- For best results, spread the mixture evenly on the pan and let it set for at least two hours and up to three.
- Remove the paste with a sponge. There shouldn’t be any need for abrasive cleaning!
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Use dryer sheets
Dryer sheets are a common item in any home’s laundry room; this can be used to remove baked-on donuts from donut pans.
- Do not try to wash your pan in the dishwasher. Fill your pan with lukewarm water and add 1 or 2 dryer sheets and little dish soap. Allow it to settle for at least a few hours, preferably overnight.
- Later on, you can get rid of dryer sheets and empty the water from the pan. Use a sponge, some water, and soap to clean.
Tips and tricks for keeping donut pans clean
Let’s keep your pan clean now that the filth and sludge have been removed. Using aluminum foil or parchment paper to line your pans before you start cooking is the easiest method to keep them spotless after every usage.
And keep in mind that the marks of use, such as scratches and stains, are not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to your cookware.
Dishwashers make it simple to clean your cookware after use. Your pan may last longer if you wash it by hand. Avoid using anything abrasive, since this could damage the non-stick surface.
Leave the pan in a sink of warm, clean water fond then try cleaning the stuck-on batter off with a soft scrubber.
Hi, my name is Ashley Robinson. I’m a food blogger and a part time chef in Food & Drink Junction, Denver. With my blog I’m sharing information & tutorials about different kinds of cooking pans.