Stained baking pans

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Is it better to try to remove stains from baking pans or leave them stained ? I have heard that leaving them stained actually produces better baked goods. Any advice/experience out there in Hometalk-land?

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  • Janet Vance Janet Vance on Apr 16, 2017
    depends on material it is made of, I always remove from stainless steel, leave on stonewear pans and get off what you can without scratching on aluminum
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Apr 16, 2017
    Totally agree with this differentiation!
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 16, 2017
    When mine get too bad I start using foil lined for food and parchment paper for baked goods. I don't like to scrub too hard on my pans, I want them to be usable for a long time. They get baked on gook too quickly and I can't be replacing them all the time.
  • Sharon Maltbie Sharon Maltbie on Apr 16, 2017
    See the area around the silver area? I would take a metal spatula and scrape it after a good soaking, then wash and season. I would use your pan in a heartbeat. I purposely purchased a darken, used baking sheet at a garage sales. Why? , because it was grandma's favorite, the one she used the most. I washed it , then oil the pan and leave it. It's called seasoning. Just the same as you would do with a cast iron frying pan. Enjoy your pan and don't worry the way it looks. I am 71 years of age and have baked many, many years.
  • Barbara Barbara on Apr 17, 2017
    I always scrape burnt food off with a plastic spatula before washing in warm sudsy water. Then just towel dry and I don't worry about the stains. I was always told the stains are baked in "love".
  • Ran8959742 Ran8959742 on Apr 17, 2017
    Baking Soda? Peroxide? Let set
  • Nancy Nancy on Apr 17, 2017
    If it really bothers you, soak with automatic dishwasher detergent and hot water or spray with oven cleaner and leave in the sun in a black garbage bag. BUT if there is any "no stick" coating these methods will completely destroy them. Normally I would just clean with a no scratch SOS pads and use liners. I love the new silicone liners.
  • Kdg21665548 Kdg21665548 on Apr 19, 2017
    When self cleaning my oven I will put broiler pans,cookie sheet pans,roasting racks etc. in oven while it cleans. They come out spotless.