How To Care For Bakeware
Here's how to show your tools the TLC they deserve.
Bakers' must: Taking care of the tools that help produce delicious baked goods. Follow this guide so your pans and tools can serve you for a very long time.
1 Use properly
Baking pans come in many materials—glass, aluminum, ceramic, and silicone. Whichever you prefer, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions as different materials can affect baking time and results.
2 Mind the surface
When cutting or scraping food from the pan, avoid using metal utensils that can scratch. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula instead.
3 Clean thoroughly
After each use, allow baking pans to cool before immersing in water to avoid warping. Use a soft sponge, not a scouring pad, for scrubbing. Dry the pans with a soft cloth to prevent rusting.
4 Don't forget to clean the oven!
With the oven off, remove racks and scrub with soap and water. Polish the oven door and body using a sponge and baking soda-water solution in a spray bottle. Wipe dry and return the racks.
5 Store carefully
Allocate a shelf in one of your cupboards for your baking pans. When stacking, place bubble wrap or a piece of cloth in between pans to prevent scratches. Store smaller baking supplies in one drawer so when the baking urge hits, everything you need is in one place.