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How to clean residue off nonstick baking sheet?

cyndychow Aug 6, 2009 01:46 PM

I forgot and left an Analon nonstick baking sheet, coated with sprayed on Pam, in the oven. Started preheating oven for dinner and realized the dirty sheet pan was still in there, when I smelled smoke.

Now the pan is covered with a sticky, tacky brownish residue which I am assuming is the Pam. I've tried hot water with nylon scrubbie and dishsoap, a nontoxic (and noneffective) aerosol grill cleaner and even baking soda. The pan is still covered with sticky goop. Any helpful hints or should I just chuck the pan? (I promise to never use Pam on nonstick items again!)

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    felanie77 Mar 23, 2014 01:09 PM

    citra-solv will get that stuff right off! you won't believe it. if you can't get it or it's too pricey, pinesol will work too but not quite as easily. you will have to use more elbow grease with the pinsol, but that never hurt anyone, did it? i'd just rather make a chore like that as easy as possible! lol plus, citra-solv can do some pretty amazing thins, well worth buying.

    1. arifa Jun 30, 2011 10:30 AM

      i just used borax on mine and it worked very well. you still need to rub it a bit, but it got it all off pretty easily.

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        Mohara08 Jan 1, 2010 03:51 PM

        I've encountered this same problem and found that "Goo Gone" takes the residue off. You can find it in that cleaning aisle of most stores.

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          drariella Mar 30, 2010 08:32 AM

          CAUTION - DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! Goo Gone says "Harmful or fatal if swallowed."

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            ChillyDog Mar 23, 2014 01:20 PM

            That is also true of most cleaning agents.

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          cyndychow Aug 11, 2009 11:16 PM

          Thanks for the advice. I"ll try the Dawn Power Dissolver. And next time, put the parchment paper down before putting the fish filets on the baking pan

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            mnos Aug 7, 2009 05:22 AM

            My wife did a similar thing a few months ago. I used Dawn Power Dissolver spray to clean it up. It worked really well.


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              Ambimom Aug 7, 2009 06:20 AM

              FYI Dawn Power Dissolver is fantantastic in the laundry too. It takes out grease stains in clothing like nothing else. I love the stuff.

              Once you get those "non-stick" pans clean, invest in a silicone baking sheet or two; or maybe a roll of parchment paper.

              1. re: Ambimom
                drariella Mar 30, 2010 08:30 AM

                I have the same problem, and oil bled through the parchment paper. Do silicone pans come in a rigid variety? I find that the ones that bend easily are too hard to handle, especially in large sizes. I'm definitely trying Dawn Power Dissolver, if I can find it.

            2. nofunlatte Aug 7, 2009 04:35 AM

              I have several of these marred cookie sheets and like meggie_t and janniecooks said, they still work.

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                janniecooks Aug 7, 2009 04:27 AM

                That's the problem with nonstick baking sheets, even vegetable oils will create this residue over time (although Pam and other sprays are notorious for creating a sticky film). I don't believe it can be removed - all my efforts have been in vain. But I agree with meggie t, you don't need to throw out the pan, it can still be used. Probably not for cookies unless you line the pan with parchment, but it will still be fine for roasting and baking many other things.

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                  meggie t Aug 6, 2009 05:52 PM

                  I don't think you need to throw it out. All my nonstick pans become brownish and slightly sticky (but not goopy) from pam or oil residue. They still work!

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