I recently replaced my very, very beat up baking pans with some new Nordic Ware Half Sheets. Exciting stuff right? I am on somewhat of a mission to keep these things from getting as bad as my old ones. I was a little surprised to learn that my favorite cleaning tool – Bar Keepers Friend – is not supposed to be used on aluminum. Oops. Probably part of what killed my old ones.
There is hope, still – baking soda, those green “scrubby” pads, and some grunt-work can really remove the worst caked on grease. Great use for that old baking soda that you know is in your cabinet, waiting to ruin your next baking project.