The Amazing Gunk Cleaner that Actually Works

You know that one baking pan you have? It’s discolored and looks like it has gunk on it, but no matter how often you wash it, it never comes off. That’s not uncommon, and even if you’re great at house cleaning, this one can stump even the best.

Time to say goodbye to that dirty pan when you make it look like new again!

What You Will Need

Peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide can be found at any drugstore and is used for many different things, from cleaning wounds to brushing teeth. In this case, it’s going to be used to loosen the gunk on your pan! 

Baking soda. Baking soda has a reputation for being a great cleanser, and it displays its work in this method, as well. If you have a lot to clean, buy a few boxes, because you’ll want to be generous with it!

How to Do It 

  1. Coat the pan in peroxide. Be thorough with this one, and don’t be afraid to go all out in coating the surface. This will give the baking soda a surface to which it can adhere as well as working its own brand of magic.
  2. Sprinkle on the baking soda and don’t be shy. As Jillee of One Good Thing says in her demonstration, “Looks like snow!”
  3. Spray peroxide over the baking soda. You can pour it, but you risk washing away the baking soda before it has time to work.
  4. Wait. Patience is the key to success. Giving the products the time to do their work is important, so wait a few hours.
  5. Scrape off and wash. When time’s up, scrape the baking soda off of the pan and wash as you normally would.

Once you do this, your pan—and any other surface you try this on—should look incredible!