How to clean baking trays | Cleaning baking trays with 4 simple tips

A dirty baking tray. We all know the problem. When you prepare food, fat drips on to it. The heat causes it to burn. Cleaning a burnt baking tray may seem like an impossible task. Not a pleasant thought, because you prepare food in your oven. Fortunately, we know the best way to clean baking trays. Thanks to those tips, you can cook all those wonderful dishes in a clean oven. 

Cleaning baking trays with HG

how to clean baking trays The easiest way to clean your baking tray is with HG. Our HG oven, grill and barbecue cleaner will get rid of even the worst bits of caked-on grease. Even burnt grease is not a problem for our cleaner.

How do you use HG oven, grill and barbecue cleaner: 

Complete the following steps to achieve the best result with HG oven, grill and barbecue cleaner.

  1. The effect of HG oven, grill & barbecue cleaner is enhanced by heating the oven, barbecue or baking tray to a lukewarm temperature. 
  2. Spray the surface, leave the liquid to absorb for 3 to 5 minutes and then clean with a wet sponge. 
  3. After all the grease has been removed, clean the oven or grill once more with hot water. 
  4. Repeat the treatment several times for extremely dirty oven trays or barbecue grills.
  5. The oven, grill or barbeque is clean again!

3 alternative tips for cleaning a baking tray

HG oven, grill and barbecue cleaner is the easiest way to clean even the worst burnt oven tray. There are some DIY products you can try to clean your oven tray. They are not always as effective, but they may be worth a try.

1. How to clean oven trays with baking soda and vinegar

You can clean your baking tray with baking soda and a dash of vinegar. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda on the baking tray. Now mix some lukewarm water with vinegar. Put it in a plant spray. Spray it on the baking soda until it becomes a paste. Leave it to absorb for an hour. Then you can scrub it off. Rinse and dry the baking tray.

2. Clean an oven tray with a dishwasher tablet

Fill the baking tray with warm water. Dissolve a dishwasher tablet in the water. Leave the mixture you have produced to absorb for an hour. Now rinse and dry the baking tray. 

3. Cleaning a baking tray with ammonia

You can clean your oven tray with ammonia. Be careful! Ammonia is a pretty aggressive product. Divide ammonia over the baking tray. Put it in a binliner and tie it up and leave it to stand overnight. The next day it is easy to wipe clean. Rinse if off properly and dry the baking tray.

How do I clean a burnt baking tray?

It will not be that easy to clean a burnt baking tray with DIY products. Cleaning a burnt baking tray will work with HG oven, grill and barbecue cleaner. Is the baking tray totally burnt? You can use HG oven and grill revamp kit. That will give a new lease of life to baking trays and ovens.

Prevent having to clean your oven tray

The best would be to prevent having to clean your baking tray in the first place. That's not always so easy. The following tips help to prevent having to clean your baking tray frequently.

1. Greaseproof paper

cleaning baking trays Put greaseproof paper on the baking tray. Even when you put something on the grill. This prevents having to clean a burnt oven tray.

2. Cool and clean

You just used the oven tray? Let it cool off, but then clean it immediately with lukewarm water and washing-up liquid.

If you want to know how to clean the rest of your oven too, read our tips for cleaning the oven.


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Frequently Asked Questions about cleaning baking trays

How do I clean a baking tray?

You can clean an oven tray with:

  • Baking soda and vinegar
  • A dishwasher tablet
  • Ammonia

How do I prevent a dirty baking tray?

You can prevent the oven tray from getting dirty:

  • By using greaseproof paper
  • Letting it cool off and cleaning it immediately

Which HG product do I use clean my baking tray?

With HG oven, grill and barbecue cleaner you will get rid of even the worst bits of burnt grease.

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