I love getting new bake-ware of the glass kind. The most common brand most people think of is Pyrex, but there certainly are other brands out there. The problem with Pyrex and other glass baking dishes is they tend to have a burnt-on grease build-up after a while that seems impossible to remove. I got sick of my pans being this way and heard that you could use some very simple ingredients that were Eco-friendly and safe to use. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to use some elbow grease!
How To Clean Pyrex Glass Baking Dishes
First, gather your supplies:
- Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Scented Soap **
- Aluminum Foil
- Old Toothbrush
- Baking Soda
To clean your Pyrex bakeware:
I used a cutting board to contain my mess and give myself a surface to work with. I placed a small amount of baking soda on the cutting board (less than 1/4 of a cup) to give me some to dip my toothbrush in.
I then dipped my brush in the Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Scented Soap, followed by the baking soda. Using circular motions, add the paste to your trouble spots on your bakeware. If yours is in really bad shape, you may find it more effective to use a large cloth to apply the paste.
Allow the paste to sit for at least 20 minutes. The paste will start to loosen up the stuck on grease build-up and make it easier for you to scrub. You will still have to scrub with a lot of work as it won’t just come right off, but this will make it easier.
After 20 minutes or so, grab a piece of aluminum foil and crumple it up. You should have various sizes of aluminum foil so you can cover large areas and smaller, more detailed ones.
Scrub away, applying enough pressure to scrub hard. The trick is to work in small sections before moving onto the next one.
It really is amazing how well this cleaned my bake ware. They look almost brand new again!
Look at those edges!
**You need to get the Tea Tree Dr Bronner’s because it is partially the tea tree that helps loosen up the gunk on your glassware.