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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Make Baking Sheets Shiny Again



Raise your hand if you have cookie sheets that look a little worse for wear. Have you seen a couple of different methods to get them looking like new? Mine were awful, and I'd tried a couple of different Pinterest-proved ways to get them shiny again, but they didn't work.  I had to make up my own.  So easy--shiny baking sheets will be yours again!



You just need mustard (for the acid) maple syrup (for the sugar) and salt ('cause it's grainy)




1--Pour some of each ingredient onto the sheet and rub. Not coming clean yet? Keep rubbing!
2--Rub in a circular motion, never vertical
3--Rub 15 circles, then stop and count to 10, then rub 15 more circles



4--If it's still not coming clean, hop on one foot while rubbing in circles.

5--If you've got some extra stubborn spots, start singing "Dancing Queen" by ABBA and they should come right off.
6--Rinse
7--Place in the trash can
8--APRIL FOOL'S
9--Skip all previous steps and just purchase new cookie sheets!


And that my friends, is the only real way you're ever going to get sheets that look like new!


Here are the sheets I like:
NOW...I hope you're not hating me right now :) See the next page for REAL cleaning tips, and be sure to read the comments too!












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32 comments:

  1. Wow!! I seriously needed to do this to my baking sheets. Thanks for the tip ;)

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  2. Haha! Great April fools joke! Wonder how many people will pin without reading it?

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  3. Best blogger april fools ever! Good job :-)

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  4. that is way easy! if only i had not purchased nonstick pans (big no-no) i'd be all over this!

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  5. Too funny! I use parchment baking sheets so my pans never get looking that way. They do lose their shine but they never get dark. That would be my secret - from cookies to meat - and it makes cleanup so much easier too.

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    1. To react in such a way to a good-natured joke, I can only assume that something really hard is happening in your life right now. I'm sorry you're having a hard time, and I hope things get better for you.

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    2. I hope your life gets better and someone can find the courage to love you. You seem like your very depressed and need medication. Please see your Dr.

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    1. Really?? You can't be serious? Steph tried to brighten your day a little with a joke that couldn't have taken you more than 2 whole minutes to read and this is how you react? Good Lord, You and Diane need get a sense of humor. What absolute miserable people you both must be!

      Steph: I loved it, thanks for the chuckle!

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  8. That was a great one !!! laffff had to see what it was cause my baking sheets are clean i use a a green pad on the them and if that does not work an sos pad works great just do not use them on non stick pans cause they tear em up :) ....

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  9. 😁Thank you for making me smile - I pinned this a couple of days back and got around to reading it today!

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  10. What if I don't have maple syrup? May I substitute it with something else?

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  11. You almost had me. I was sitting here thinking "I have the salt and mustard at home, just need the syrup!" Nicely done!

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  12. Seriously. I was thinking "mustard and maple syrup (that's table syrup by the way haha)....what the heck kind of cleaning is that?! I'm not wasting my good maple syrup on this!" hahahaha!! I did this last year. I tried the baking soda thing....didn't work. Maybe if I kept coming back to it and scrubbing. BUT, nope, I have 3 boys and homeschool...Ain't nobody got time for that. I went out and bought new ones. HAHA

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  13. There is a real way to clean it and it's not too expensive. All you need is a brillo pad like the one to sand shaved them off. Both work. Try it. Not a joke.

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  14. Sorry, I skipped some words: Buy brillo pad, the one used to sand wood and ajax and scrubb away. I have also tried using a knife or a razon and shave off the stuck on grime. Both work, no joke.

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  15. Sorry, I skipped some words: Buy brillo pad, the one used to sand wood and ajax and scrubb away. I have also tried using a knife or a razon and shave off the stuck on grime. Both work, no joke.

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  16. Spray them with oven cleaner and just follow the directions on the can, if they are really bad it may take a couple of tries but they will come out all shinny I promise


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  17. Bahahaha... that's hilarious. Really that's probably the only thing that truly works. Once you've got scratches on them, yikes.

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  18. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha I love this post. I was so confused, and then just busted up laughing! Thanks!

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  19. That was good it pulled me in and had me going. But if you really want to clean a cookie sheet; get a trash bag large enough to hold your sheet then spray with oven cleaner place in trash bag set out in the sun. It may take a day or two but it does work. (Caution, fumes and it eats off non stick coating)

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  20. Haaaaaa... All kidding aside though, I DO have a way to get them clean (not shiny but clean) that works amazingly well. I simply put my cookie sheets in the oven when I run the self cleaning feature and they come out great. Seriously (no April Fools) it works great and NO SCRUBBING!

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  21. Hilarious! Thank you for the tip and the laugh.

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  22. I just warm my oven, then shut it off. I spray the trays with oven cleaner and place them in the warm oven. I leave them in all night. The next morning the caked on crud rinses right off. You might have to lightly scrub one or two spots but basically they are completely clean. Rinse with hot water and DONE!

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  23. My morning sucked until I read this,thank you! hahaha ^_^

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  24. The funniest thing about this is that I was actually thinking, okay, I have mustard, I have syrup...this it going to work. I've never heard THIS method before. Haha. Thanks for the chuckle :)

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  25. Do you know if this can be used on Calphalon bakeware?

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  26. Do you know if this can be used on Calphalon bakeware?

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  27. Maybe next year we can get our husbands to help! How long do you think they will scrub before they catch on!!

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