How to clean Oven Trays To Get Them Cleaner - OvenGleamers

How to clean Oven Trays To Get Them Cleaner

By Graham Rogers

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How To Clean Oven Trays - A Guide To Clean Oven Trays

"So how do I clean oven trays?" is what you are probably thinking? Have you just been using your oven trays and thought yuk? How did they get this dirty? They are all sticky and how do you just get them clean again? Or they are just black with burnt on carbon.

How can  you make them cleaner and easier to use?

Have you even tried to get them clean and are now thinking of giving up?

Well there are some easy things you can do to degrease your oven trays to make them cleaner again.

Here are our top tips to get your oven trays clean again, to remove the grease and fat to make them better for you to use again.

Dirty oven trays tend to fall into two levels of dirtiness: brown soft grease trays and black trays with burnt on carbon.

And also trays fall in to different types of trays. enamel, aluminium, stainless steel and Teflon Coated.

Some pans are a lot easier to clean than others. For example enamel oven cleaning trays are easier to clean that aluminium pans.

How To Clean Oven Trays That Are Coated in Soft Grease

You Will Need

A washing up bowl or sink.
Some washing up liquid.
Some paper

Step 1

Give the tray a wipe with paper or a cloth to remove any grease that can be easily wiped off. Remember the cloth will get greasy so perhaps the paper is a better thing to use.

Step 2

Put the tray in the sink or bowl

Step 3

Fill up with hot water not scolding.

Step 4

Add washing up liquid - dishwashing liquid.

Step 5

 Let it soak for at least an hour

Step 6

Use a soft scourer or brush to give the tray a good scrub.

Step 7

Dry the tray with a cloth.

Step 8

Admire your clean tray.


And for trays with burnt on carbon

How To Clean Oven Trays That Are Coated in Burnt on Carbon And Grease

You Will Need

A washing up bowl or sink.
Some baking powder
Some paper

Step 1

Give the tray a wipe with paper or a cloth to remove any grease that can be easily wiped off. Remember the cloth will get greasy so perhaps the paper is a better thing to use.

Step 2

Put the tray in the sink or bowl

Step 3

Fill up with boiling water.

Step 4

Add baking soda - dishwashing liquid

Step 5

 Let it soak for at least an hour

Step 6

Use a soft scourer or brush to give the tray a good scrub.

Step 7

Dry the tray with a cloth.

Step 8

Admire your work



Guide To Keeping Your Oven Trays Clean Using Oven Liners - Use an oven liner/mat to line your trays.

This is the method we have been using to keep our trays clean in AGA cooker at home for the last few years.

Step 1: Buy an oven liner (OvenGleamers carry oven liners in their vans).

Step 2: Cut it to size and line the tray when you use it.

Step 3: After use put the oven liner in the dish washer to wash.

Step 4. Wash off the grease on the oven tray with washing up liquid (dish soap)

Or if your trays are enamel or stainless steel you can wash them in your dishwasher.

Guide to keeping your oven trays clean - a regular soak or pop into the dish washer.



Step 1. Put the tray into a bowl of soapy water and leave for a while
Step 2. Wipe off and dry.

Or put the trays into the dishwasher (see not below)'

Please Note:  Teflon coated trays will loose their coating if washed too many times in the dishwasher. Aluminium trays will be damaged by the high alkaline content of the dishwasher tablets.


Or get them cleaned when OvenGleamers next clean your oven.

OvenGleamers can get your oven trays clean again in a jiffy. We dip them in our van mounted oven cleaning dip tank and they will come up looking like new. So your oven grill trays, or enamel oven trays or your stainless steel oven trays will looks "as new". Please ask about this service when you book in your oven for a deep clean.


Please note we don't clean teflon coated or aluminium trays. But we can bring enamel trays and stainless steel trays back to as new.

We also carry new quality enamel trays. Please ask.


If you are looking to get your trays professionally cleaned, contact OvenGleamers today on 0800 011 9637 or click the request a quote button on this page and we will get right back to you.

Click here to see if we provide oven cleaning services near you


Cleaning Your Own Oven Trays

Should you spend time to get your oven trays clean?

Pros

  • If they aren't that dirty then cleaning them regularly will keep them clean.
  • Clean trays means you're not recycling the grease from previous home cooked food.
  • Clean trays means they are clean for every new dish.
  • If you do it regularly with your other washing up, it's not an additional problem.

Cons

  • Some shop bought cleaning products are just too dangerous to keep in your home.
  • Some DIY results aren't that good. Some pans, because of what they are made up, just won't clean up. You may spend a lot of time getting nowhere.
  • For the price of a new oven tray, it might be better just to buy a new pan.
  • Old dirty trays just make your kitchen look dirty.

Conclusion

I think my top advice is if your pans are cheaper pans, such as the aluminium Teflon coated pans and they are very dirty it might be time to get some new ones. We recommend enamel oven cleaning trays, as OvenGleamers can get them perfectly clean every time we clean your oven. So not only will your oven be perfectly clean so will all of your pans. Ask your OvenGleamer to replace your old trays.

“I just didn't realise that OvenGleamers cleaned  oven trays too.”

- Jennifer Smith

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About the Author

Graham Rogers Started OvenGleamers as one man in a van in Taunton in 2004. The business grew to a five van operation by 2007. OvenGleamers first franchisee started in October 2010. OvenGleamers Became An Associate Member of British Franchise Association in 2012. Now growing National OvenGleamers Network. OvenGleamers are AGA and Big Cooker Cleaning Specialists. Graham writes on this blog and films videos and has a podcast.

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