How to Clean Oven Trays

Baking trays are an essential part of any budding chef’s armoury. But like ovens, it doesn’t take much for an oven tray to get greasy and grimy. Luckily, with a few clever cleaning hacks, you can make them look squeaky clean.

The experts here at Ovenclean have got their heads together and come up with best way to clean oven trays that any cooking fanatic cannot be without! If you are wondering how to clean oven trays or how to clean baking trays, we’ve got you covered. Cleaning oven trays isn’t always the nicest job, however we’ve put together some tips to help. 

Cleaning Baking Trays

Cleaning superstars like Mrs Hinch advocate salvaging items like baking trays rather than throwing them away. And some cleaning methods are so easy, there’s no need to! Why not try the below, shared by one of her fans, which just uses hot water and a 2p coin!

  1. Cover your baking tray in hot, soapy water
  2. Leave it for 30 minutes
  3. Return to the baking tray and using a circular motion, scrub it with the 2p coin.
  4. Rinse the baking tray and pop into the dishwasher for a final clean
  5. Voila! Your baking tray should look as good as new.

While this is a great tip, it can damage non-stick pans, so use with caution!

Oven Tray Cleaner

Did you know that some well-known cupboard ingredients are very effective at cleaning things like ovens and baking trays? If you like cleaning hacks that resemble a school science project, this tip is for you. 

  1. Make a baking tray cleaner by mixing half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar with hot water in the sink
  2. Leave the baking tray to soak for 40 minutes
  3. Scrub the baking tray with a non-scratch scouring pad
  4. Complete! Your baking tray is nice and clean.

How to Clean Burnt Oven Trays

Using burnt baking trays can impact on the taste and quality of your food, and because dishwashers can’t always get it off, it has a habit of accumulating around the edges. This is where our baking soda trick comes in handy.

How to Remove Baked on Grease from Oven Trays

Grease is a slippery character that’s often difficult to remove from baking trays. Using a high-quality washing up liquid helps break down the fats and makes them loose.

  1. Using a paper towel, remove as much of the grease as possible, being sure to get into all the corners of the baking tray
  2. Fill up the sink with hot, soapy water and soak for at least 40 minutes, preferably longer.
  3. Make sure the washing up liquid has started to cut through the grease, you’ll be able to see grease bubbles in the water
  4. Get your scrub on! Using a scratch-free sponge, give the tray one final clean before putting it in the dishwasher.

How to Keep Baking Trays Clean

Just like your oven, keeping your baking trays in good condition all year round helps them last longer. Some simple steps to keeping them grime-free include:

  1. Use lining paper on your baking trays where possible
  2. Soak all your oven tray in hot, soapy water straight after use
  3. Don’t scrub too hard with abrasives on your non-stick baking trays
  4. Use paper towels to remove excess grease before and after cleaning

There you have it – the top five tips on cleaning oven trays, no harsh chemicals included! Now it’s time for the bigger project, the oven. Here at Ovenclean, we use a no added caustic system that helps our customers benefit from a safe and hygienic environment while we carry out a professional oven clean.

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