How to get sticky stuff off cookie sheet?

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  1. 720L

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    When I cook certain foods on my cookie sheet they leave a sticky residue on them that doesn't come off after soaking in hot sudsy water and/or scrubbing with a heavy duty Ocello pad. The only thing I've found that gets it off is a SOS pad. But aren't those bad for the non-stick finish? My cookie sheets look gross because I can never get them totally clean! I just made a pizza and the instructions said to put 2 tbsp of vegetable oil on the pan, then set the pizza on top of it. Well the vegetable oil is stuck on there! It feels like a sticker was there and the sticky stuff is still left. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. 2kidsnutsfordisney

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    Try soaking the cookie sheet in hot water with a new or used dryer sheet. Let it soak for awhile. I even let it soak overnight if it is really yucky. We find this to always work - hope you do too!! :goodvibes
     
  4. MsDisney23

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    Just don't put it in the washer... :goodvibes
     
  5. Breezy_Carol

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    My cookie sheets got that way. I thought is was from using the cooking spray like Pam. I'll have to try the dryer sheet trick.
     
  6. Kermit

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    I agree that using Pam and sprays like that is what makes them yucky. I've found that the best thing to do with cookie sheets is to buy really cheap ones and just keep buying new ones frequently. I've thought about "upgrading" to a Pampered Chef stone, but I think you have to preheat them for things that don't cook very long, and I'm not organized enough to preheat.
     
  7. denisenh

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    Dishwashing machine soap and water soaks off the messiest pots/pans/cookie sheets/ etc. ever with no scrubbing at all.I haven't tried the dryer sheet one.
     
  8. 720L

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    I've got the dryer sheet in with the pan now, I'll let you know in the morning if it worked.

    denisenh: I wouldn't call this pan messy, you wouldn't even know this stuff is on there unless you touch it. Eventually it gets brown after its been baked on a lot.

    Does anybody know if the SOS pad is bad to use on it?
     
  9. Southern4sure

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    I use baking soda. Sprinkle on and make a paste with some water then use the scrubber side of a sponge. Some places take more elbow grease but it will come off. I do the same for all my glass baking dishes. They look new after a good cleaning.
     
  10. kirbsam

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    just keep using it, the baked on brown stuff will add flavor to your food.
     
  11. denisenh

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    I realized after I posted what you were meaning... I know about the sticky residue. I am not sure that the dishwashing machine soap would dissolve it. What about boiling water? I wouldn't use SOS on it, unless it is a last resort.
    I am interested is the results of the dryer sheet.

    I wonder if peanut butter would work? It helps dissolve sticky residues, like from sticky labels, gum, etc.? May be worth a try.
     
  12. mom2grace

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    You don't have to preheat, but things under 10 minutes might take 1-2 more minutes on the first batch.

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    lick it
     
  14. MICKEY88

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    yse the sos pad is bad for non stick cookware..

    I also remember reading that pam is not good on non stick surfaces, regular cooking oil is better...

    best way to keep your pans looking like new and make cleanup easy, cover them with aluminum foil before baking...then thow the foil away....
     
  15. MScott1851

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    (Hanging head in shame)

    I don't even try to get the brown/black stains off. I thought it was from Crisco/Pam/grease baking on, and it didn't come off.

    I swear, most of my cookie sheets look like cast iron skillets they have so much "patina" on them.

    When they look too ratty I just throw them away and get new ones. :teeth:
     
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    Silpat will set you free.

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  17. Christine

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    I have some Calphalon cookie sheets that are having the same problem. I do believe that it is from the Pam spray. Please let me know if the dryer sheet worked.

    I also have a Silpat and they are great but they don't work well for fish sticks! :)
     
  18. Southern4sure

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    I have this and it is wonderful! Best invention for baking.
     
  19. 720L

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    The dryer sheets didn't really work, it was off a little more but still there and didn't come off easy when I scrubbed. But the baking soda was awesome! I barely scrubbed and it all came off! thanks!

    MScott1851: I do exactly the same thing, but I'm trying to not do that now after my SIL told me how gross it was to not clean my cookie sheets. (I do clean them!) I guess she doesn't get that stuff on her cookie sheets and her and MIL cookie sheets look like new. BFD! I use cookie sheets just about every day and it is impossible for me to keep them looking good. But now that I have the baking soda secret maybe that will change! Love those in-laws.......
     
  20. powellrj

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    Thats what I thought too! I guess if you used parchment paper, it would keep them looking new, but I think the brown gives they character!
     
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