Cooking Spray Residue

Updated on November 19, 2008
J.D. asks from Muskegon, MI
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Does anyone know how to get that sticky cooking spray residue off both glass and metal baking pans? It seems that just hot water and soap doesn't do the trick.

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J.B.

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works wonders on stuff like that! Even on the backs of pans where you wonder how it got there! Wash with dishwashing liquid afterward.

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E.W.

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My mom and grandma always told me to soak in cold water because hot water sometimes will rebake on and make it harder to come off the other thing to try is believe it or not shampoo designed for oily hair, it seams to work well for me also on those tought ring around the collar stains also.

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M.K.

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I would suggest using Borax. You can get it in the laundry section at Meijer for under $4.00. I use it to get tough stains out of cloths, plus it works great in the kitchen and bathroom. If this or all other suggestions fail, Goo-Gone will most definitely get it out. Hope that helps.

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K.D.

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Soft Scrub with Lemon works wonderfully. You have to wash it with regular dish soap after to get all of the cleaner off, but there is hardly any scrubbing involved. And it's safe on non-stick items too :)

God Bless
K.

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K.S.

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If you find the answer to your question, could you please forward it to me?? I have the same problem
Thanks

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T.A.

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J.,
Dawn dishsoap makes a new product now called Dawn Power Dissolver, its sold in the grocey store with all the other dishsoaps and its in a small blue squirt bottle. I have tried it and its the best! You spray it on and let it set for 10-15 minutes or so and all that baked on gunk wipes right off. I had an old cookie sheet that was almost black and after I used this it looked sooo much better, although it doesn't look brand new. The bottle is only a couple of dollars, definitly worth a try.

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S.C.

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I generally use a S.O.S. pad. You don't have to scrub as hard and the soap in the pad lifts it right off.

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K.C.

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a baking soda paste usually works.

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K.C.

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if you are looking for an all natural, don't go to the store and buy new products way, try dampening the pan and sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda on it. don't add water, just leave it as a paste and scrub. it works great for the nasty ring around the bath tub, too. well, anything that needs scrubbing really!

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L.N.

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I know what you are talking about. I find that if I get the spray on the sides of the pan and then bake whatever Im cooking, it turns to glue! The only thing I've found to work is to soak the pan and use a Scotch Brite Dobie. Also, I have found that ONLY Dawn dish soap (the foam is the best) gets my dishes as clean as I want them.

Im anxious to hear other solutions...I have this all the time, too!

~L.

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P.R.

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I havent tried this, but I reading somwhere that baking soda and a little water will lift off the guk? Maybe worth a shot.

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J.B.

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works wonders on stuff like that! Even on the backs of pans where you wonder how it got there! Wash with dishwashing liquid afterward.

K.H.

answers from Detroit on

Try putting some soapy water in the pan and stick it in the oven or microwave for a few minutes so the water gets REALLY hot but not boiling hot. Then, throw on some dish gloves so you don't burn your fingers and use a scrubby pad on it. If it's still resistant, throw some lemon juice and some baking soda on it to give you a little "grit" to scrub with.

If it's not porous, you could probably use oven cleaner - but make sure you wash it really good after with lots of soap to get any residual cleaner off.

K.F.

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Oh I hate that too!! What I found works for me is those Mr. Clean magic erasers. They work on EVERYTHING! (It even took permanent sharpie off my kitchen floor,table, walls & windows! I have a 2 year old Picasso!) I just use it on the gunk and it comes right off.

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E.W.

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My mom and grandma always told me to soak in cold water because hot water sometimes will rebake on and make it harder to come off the other thing to try is believe it or not shampoo designed for oily hair, it seams to work well for me also on those tought ring around the collar stains also.

E.

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B.D.

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I also use the scrubbing pads, however, I do it when my pan is still hot. Yeah, I've burned my finger once or twice, but it's the only way I can get the stuff off. I have actually stopped using it because I hate all the work I have to put into it to clean up after the spray!

J.M.

answers from Detroit on

I second that on the Dawn Power Dissolver. I LOVE the stuff and of course had the same problem you do with the cooking spray stickiness.

Good Luck!!
~J.~

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A.H.

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Try mixing lemon juice and baking soda to make a paste then scrub on and let sit... I've never tried this specifically on baking pans, but it's non-toxic and works wonders with a bunch of other things in the house.

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J.N.

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Try Shaklee's At-Ease (www.shaklee.com). No burns (;o)), and all natural.

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