When buying new Pyrex bakeware, it is important to consider the proper care needed for glass and metal bakeware to ensure their longevity.
To avoid permanent damage on new Pyrex bakeware, the use of non-abrasive cleaners is ideal in keeping bakeware scratch-free. Since burned-on food stains are some of the hardest types of stains to remove, many people often resort to using exorbitant force in order to rid their bakeware of such stains, which more often than not results in permanent damage and scratches.
There is however, a way around and this, and a natural and safe one at that! Below is a simple method for cleaning burned-on stains, which also works very well for any other types of stains and grease buildup.
Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning Bakeware
- Start by pouring some water on the stain(s) to help soften the stain for easy removal. While doing this, use a paper towel to wipe off any excess from the stains.
- Pour half a cup of vinegar onto the tray followed by two cups (approx. 500ml) of hot water.
- Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes or until the mixture is cool and safe to handle.
- Using a nylon scrub, gently but persistently scrub off any stains and then pour out the mixture and examine the bakeware to see if there are any stains remaining.
- With the remaining stains, a simple mixture of 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 4 cups of warm water should do the job.
- Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes as usual.
- After giving the mixture some time to settle, something as simple as an old toothbrush can be used to scrub off any remaining stains. If an old toothbrush isn’t available, a nylon scrub will do the job just fine.
- Finish off by rinsing the bakeware thoroughly with warm water.
The above method is very effective for just about any stains, including annoying burned-on food stains a Pyrex product may get over time. What’s great about this method is that the ingredients are readily available, non-toxic, non-abrasive, anti-bacterial, and inexpensive!
If it’s not available at home there should be no problem finding baking soda or vinegar at a local supermarket.