A few years back I got myself a roasting pan and I must say that I use it a few times a week. It’s so convenient and easy to use – and you can make some delicious meals with it, however, there is one downfall… cleaning it.
It’s true that roasting pans accumulate build-up, burnt food, greasy stains, and all sorts of other impurities which are hard to remove. And even though you feel tempted to wash it in the dishwasher – don’t! You will damage your roasting pan. So if you don’t really know how to properly clean your roasting pan then I am here to teach you!
Clean It After Every Use!
The best thing you can do to avoid build-up is to clean your roasting pan after each use. Simply allow it to cool down and gently scrub with warm water and a sponge. You can also use some liquid soap which will help get rid of any greasy stains.
What If Your Pan Is Burnt?
In case there are burnt spots on your roasting pan you need to follow this cleaning method:
- Soak the pan in warm water then rinse and dry it.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the burnt areas.
- Then mix a cup of hot water and 1/3 cup of vinegar
- Pour the mixture on top of the baking soda.
- Let it sit for an hour then scrub with a sponge
- Repeat everything until the burnt spots are gone!
How To Remove Old Stains?
In order to remove old stains from your roasting pan make sure you try the previous cleaning method first. If that doesn’t work then follow these steps:
- Mix a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with a 1/4 cup of baking soda
- Spread the paste on the stains and let it sit for an hour or so
- Then wipe the paste with a damp sponge
- Rinse the roasting pan