The Pinterest Baking Soda/Peroxide "Trick": Just Buy Another Damn Cookie Sheet

Categories: Pin Up Girl


Recently on Pinterest I came across the idea that one could actually clean nasty old cookie sheets to the point where they looked new. Immediately I envisioned myself sharing my own image like the one below:

cookie+pan+before+and+after.jpg
http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2011/09/my-kitchen-miracle-cleaner-part-deux.html

Before I go on, I have to tell you that I know how to clean. In fact, one of my favorite things to do is scrub a kitchen sink. Especially when when the sink is all yucky and stained. Gimme a new kitchen sponge and a bottle of Ajax and you won't believe your eyes. I love it. I'm serious.

Unfortunately, these skills and love of scrubbing did nothing for me in this attempt to clean a cookie sheet.

I tried. My arm hurts. I used up a whole can of baking soda! (I can't make cookies now. . . ) And all I have to show for it is this:

Cookie sheet beforeafter.jpg

This recipe is a scam! I spent about 30 minutes scrubbing this thing. I made several recipes of the cleanser. I wasted a perfectly brand new kitchen sponge.

I know what you're thinking . . .

Maybe my cookie sheet was a little too filthy? I thought of that, too. So I attempted it twice. Here's the proof:

another cookiesheet.jpg

It made so little difference I couldn't even come up with a before and after shot.

You wanna try? Mix baking soda with enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. The original pin came from One Good Thing By Jillee. She calls it her "kitchen miracle cleaner." I call it a load of poo.

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8 comments
noexcuses
noexcuses

I came across this article after finding the miracle cleaner on pinterest.  I had to laugh out loud at " I have to tell you that I know how to clean."  The condition of your bake ware would suggest that the opposite is true.

On point...I used the cleaner on some pans that had (after 15 years) gotten some buildup and grime, mostly in the corners and NOTHING like either of the pans shown above.  On a scale I'd put mine at a 1  and the authors black pan at a 9-10.  Still, it worked fine with little scrubbing.  Because I actually do know how to clean I won't have to do it again for 15 years and I won't have to buy any new pans. 

Amie
Amie

Did you let it sit.for a long time?

Gusto
Gusto

The big difference in results could be the difference between a stainless steel cookie sheet and an aluminum cookie sheet. Was your sheet the same material as hers?

guest
guest

I don't think this girl knows how to clean. if a sheet pan is properly cleaned after every use, it won't end up blackened.

Desiree
Desiree

Damn you Pinterest!!  *shakes fist*

P. R. Chment
P. R. Chment

Using parchment paper will keep those cookie sheets looking like new without all the scrubbing later.

JK Grence
JK Grence

Oh no, your cookware looks like someone COOKED with it!

Ando Muneno
Ando Muneno

Actually, IIRC, the relatively shininess of cookie sheets is actually an important factor in their overall performance. 

What if she had wanted to make some solar cookies? You can't make do with a carbonrific cookie tray for that. 

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