In order to bake those delicious cakes, treats and yummy creations, you have to have the right baking equipment. When you have invested in the equipment, it is important to take the right steps to keep it in pristine condition- no one wants their cake ruined by black sugar stains from your last bake! Here we will share how to keep that baking equipment at its best by explaining how to keep it clean. As a general rule, always make sure to line equipment with baking paper when possible- it is the easiest way to ensure minimal damage.
How to clean glass baking pans
While glass baking pans are a great piece of equipment, there is no denying they can be tricky to keep clean. What can start as a small stain, can soon build up to something that it seems no amount of scrubbing will remove. The secret? Hot water and baking soda! Mix the two together and then leave them to soak in the dish for around 20 minutes, before washing off with a sponge. For really tricky stains, apply the baking soda direct as you rub. Voila! Your glass baking pan restored back to its former glory and ready to go all over again.
How to clean aluminium cake pans
In general, aluminium cake pans can be washed clean after a soak in hot water and dish washing soap. However, if you’re really struggling to get them clean it may be time to whip together some magic paste! For the paste, add together equal amounts of cream of tartar, baking soda and vinegar plus a little bit of soap. Using a sponge, rub this paste into the pan to remove stains. If the stains are stubborn, you may have to leave this paste to work its magic for 15 minutes or so before rinsing off. Now that your cake pan is glistening again, there is no excuse to not get baking that cake!
How to clean silicone cake moulds
The joy of silicone cake moulds is that they are designed for ease of use. Not only is it easy to remove the cakes you have baked, but silicone cake moulds are super easy to clean. In general, all they will require is hot water and washing up liquid. If you have some dried-on stains however, it’s time to reheat the tray, as by heating up the burnt food it makes it easier to remove. Here’s the steps to take:
- Leave the tray in the oven for around 15 mins to heat up.
- Whilst the tray is heating, fill the sink with hot water.
- Remove the tray and leave it to soak in the hot water.
- Rub the stains off with a sponge.
For really bad stains, it may be require using bicarbonate of soda. Simply rub this directly into the stain and leave it to settle for a while before washing the tray clean.