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Get the Grime off Aluminum Baking Pans

November 30, 2022

Believe it or not, many folks are unaware of how to clean aluminum baking pans properly. Keeping your aluminum baking pans clean is important any time of year but especially during the holiday season. Because what would the holidays be without pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving, Christmas cookies, and chocolate babka over Hanukah.  

There are still many folks who believe it’s perfectly okay to rinse your baking pan after use and throw it into the dishwasher. Set it and forgot it, right? Wrong.

The first rule of aluminum is, “Don’t put it in the dishwasher.” Dishwashers will discolor and dull aluminum pans, and over time, putting your aluminum baking sheets and pans in the dishwasher, or leaving them to soak in soapy water for too long, can cause oxidation and rust. So, get the grime off aluminum baking pans and keep them looking like new with our Bar Keepers Friend cleanser.

If your aluminum baking pans are looking neglected, either our powdered Cleanser or our Cookware Cleanser & Polish are perfect for this type of tough job. Bar Keepers Friend can remove burned-on sugar and oils and get you back in the baking business in no time.

How to Clean Your Aluminum Baking Pan with BKF 

The folks at Orson Gygi kitchenware store shared insights about caring for and cleaning aluminum bakeware on their blog.

“Have your pans become a bit brown and dingy? If you love the fresh, shiny look of new pans, you can achieve this with our favorite secret ingredient: Bar Keepers Friend. So, next time you’re in a deep-cleaning mood, give this a try.

The process is simple

Wet the baking pan, then, shake on a little BKF powdered Cleanser.  Sprinkle on a little more water, making a paste to cover the stain you’re trying to remove. Rub the paste with a soft rag, until the stain is removed. You’ll need to rub it firmly, but it wipes away quickly. I cleaned this pan in less than two minutes. (Just take care to use a soft rag to clean it off. No abrasive scrubbers! No green scouring pads. And no steel wool!!!! They will scratch your pan.) Now, rinse the pan clean and rub away any remaining stains you may have missed.”

If you’d like to learn more about the Orson Gygi Company you can browse their online store, where you can purchase Bar Keepers Friend Cookware Cleanser & Polish and lots of other really amazing kitchen goods.

How Do You Use BKF?

Do you have any BKF cleaning success stories? We’d love to see your before-and-after photos! You can upload them here. We hope you enjoy your stain free serving dishes and have a Happy Holidays!  

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