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A First Aid Staple Could Save Your Baking Sheets

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We’ve all got that one (or two) baking sheet in our kitchen that seems beyond repair. Before you throw it out during spring cleaning, though, you might want to grab your first aid kit.

Hydrogen peroxide is the answer to getting your baking sheets as good as new.

This method will take a bit of time, but there’s actually little elbow grease required. With hydrogen peroxide, it’s all about the soak and some added baking soda. First, you’ll add baking soda all over the pan. Spray hydrogen peroxide over the top until all of the baking soda is wet and allow it to sit overnight.

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Grab new baking sheets if yours are beyond repair.

In the morning, use a scraper or wooden spoon to scrape all of the baking soda off the sheet. Transfer the pan to warm, soapy water and scrub with a sponge. Any baked-on food and gunk should come off with relative ease. You’ll be left with a baking sheet that looks almost as good as brand new.

Hydrogen peroxide isn’t your only option, though. You can also try a common kitchen tool—a dough cutter. Because the tool isn’t doesn’t have a sharp edge, it’s perfect for scraping off leftover food and debris before cleaning.

Before you go to replace your baking sheet (though we’ve got some great suggestions) you might want to grab your first aid kit first.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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