Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! Each Monday I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!
This weeks' Pin shows some amazing before and after shots of how to get that orange/brown gunk off baking sheets.
THE TEST: Can I remove build-up from my baking sheet by soaking it in hydrogen peroxide and baking soda?
Here's what my pan looked like before and after the solution:
Yeah. Not much change, huh?!
You know what worked way better? An SOS pad and a whole lot of elbow grease: ***Update: I just noticed that I put the "before" and "after" labels BACKWARDS on this picture! Obviously the nice shiny side is the "after"... sorry about that!
The SOS pad does scratch the surface a bit, but my pan already had scratches from years of cutting brownies and homemade pizza, so I figured what's a few more?
THE RESULT: Bummer. The gunk did NOT magically loosen up using the cleaning solution. I don't think it helped remove the build-up at all. If you want clean pans, you're going to have to scrub till your arm cramps to get that orangey crud off.