How To Clean Pyrex Glass Baking Dishes

How To Clean Your Glass Bakeware

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!

Dirty Glass Bakeware

How To Clean Pyrex Glass Baking Dishes


First, gather your supplies:

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!

How To clean your pyrex

Look at those edges!

Cleaning Pyrex


**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.




23 Replies to “How To Clean Pyrex Glass Baking Dishes”

  1. I wonder if a similar concoction would work on cookie sheets. No matter how I scrub them after each use they still discolor. At the very least I now know how to get the yellowing off of the glassware.

  2. I have never heard of Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Scented Soap. I will have to get some because I like my Pyrex bakeware, but it is terrible to clean! I just looked and see it sold on Amazon, and I have some Amazon money and I want to get this soap. Thanks for the great tips.

    1. Dr. Bronner’s is one of my favorite products right now! I definitely suggest getting some!

  3. Interesting tip. Thanks for the advice. I do alot of scrubbing! haha
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  4. This is a great tip!!! I have so many of this dishes that need an extra scrubbing!!
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  5. I assumed there was nothing to do about those horrible spots on our Pyrex bakeware. Now I know how to get rid of it!
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    1. Leave it to me, the “cleanliness in the kitchen weirdo” to figure it out 😉

  6. I had no idea you could use Dr. Bronner’s soap this way! Most of my glass bakeware is stained so this is great!

  7. I always have baked on brownies/bars in my pyrex dishes. Pinning to remember the steps next time!
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  8. Wow– that definitely did the trick! Thanks for that tip, I will have to try this concoction. My glassware could use some spicing up!
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  9. Oh since I have moved and a dishwasher I have been letting it do the dirty work so to speak .. However I am now gonna go check some of my glassware and see how clean it is now!
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  10. I thought that I ruined my glass dishes because after I cooked meat in them they don’t look the same. They look dirty but actually I had cleaned them. Thanks a lot for this trick!

  11. […] Use aluminum foil to scrub out hard to clean pans and casserole dishes. You can even make them new again by following this simple tutorial on how to make your Pyrex like new again. […]

  12. This is such a useful post! I really like this cleaning idea! Thanks!

  13. These glass dishes are amazing! I cook in them really often. Once I made a lasagne and I can still see the tomato sauce at the edge of the dish and I hate that. Thanks for the interesting cleaning idea! I will try it today and I hope that it will work!

  14. Amazing tip! Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Scented Soap is a great solution. My mom showed it to me. I was astonished how useful it is. I am so fond of this soap that I can`t imagine not using it. Best regards!

  15. Great idea for cleaning the glass bakeware !!! Regarding metal pans-cookie sheets, etc., I always line/cover them with aluminum foil before baking ! Uses a little bit more foil, but all I have to do to clean them is simply wash with soap & water-no scrubbing ! I have pans/sheets that I’ve used for 20+ years that look almost like new, due to this. Also, after many years of using Reynold’s foil, I have finally discovered that many store brands (not all) work just as well-and much cheaper.Thanks for letting me share !

  16. I am going to try this idea. I bought a used glass pan for my best friend (we each have almost no money) but it’s got tons of yucky grease on it. I never tried the Brohner’s soap so I will check that out 🙂 I know baking soda will take off a lot of it but maybe that soap would be a great thing to have around. 🙂 Thanks 😀

  17. Doesn’t work. I’m sick of people saying baking soda cleans these things – IT DOESN’T”T. By all these people posting nonsense, they make finding a real solution like looking for a needle in a haystack. If you don’t know how to do something, then please stop polluting the internet with things that don’t work!

    1. Hi MikeA,

      I’m sorry you are having trouble with baking soda cleaning things for you, but I use it for lots of stuff and it works very well without being too abrasive. I hope you find a solution to your cleaning needs that’s better suited.

    2. Did you just use baking soda? Or did you also use the Dr. Bonner’s soap that she mentioned? I know I’ve used baking soda for many things and it cleans wonderfully. Sometimes all by itself and other times it needs soaps to go along with it. Hope that helps! I know how frustrating it gets when someone’s suggestions don’t work!!!

  18. Give me a break! Why should I have to buy a special soap just for this? How about plain bar soap or dish detergent?

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