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Make Baking Sheets Shiny Again

Have you ever tried any methods to clean baking sheets and make them shiny again? Do you have cookie sheets that look a little worse for wear? 

Mine were awful, and I’d tried a couple of different Pinterest-proved ways to get them shiny again, but they didn’t work.

I had to make up my own.  Let’s learn how to clean baking sheets. So easy–shiny baking sheets will be yours again!

You just need mustard (for the acid) maple syrup (for the sugar) and salt (’cause it’s grainy)

How to Clean Cookie Sheets

1–Pour some of each ingredient onto the sheet and rub. Not coming clean yet? Keep rubbing!
2–Rub in a circular motion, never vertical
3–Rub 15 circles, then stop and count to 10, then rub 15 more circles

4–If it’s still not coming clean, hop on one foot while rubbing in circles.
5–If you’ve got some extra stubborn spots, start singing “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and they should come right off.

7–Place in the trash can
9–Skip all previous steps and just purchase new cookie sheets!

And that my friends, is the only real way you’re ever going to get sheets that look like new!
Here are the sheets I like – the half sheet 2 pack is the best deal:

Get Baking Sheets Clean

Get Baking Sheets Clean

Get cookie sheets that look like new


  • New baking sheets


  1. Throw old sheets away
  2. Buy new baking sheets


Some people have shared that oven cleaner does a pretty good job at cleaning the sheet. I went for the "buy new" option.

One friend said to never trust someone with clean cookie sheets, which would mean you're off the hook!

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NOW…I hope you’re not hating me right now 🙂  Some people have offered tips in the comments, and I have a whole category of cleaning posts too.
How to clean a JETTED TUB
STEAM CLEAN these things when you buy a house!
Just interested in a couple new recipes to make with those cookie sheets? Try these!
Grapefruit Cookies

Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles



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Monday 17th of January 2022

this was a real help...will need to put with my recipe for Elephant Stew for my grandkids recipe book I am making up for them. pans always get gunkie and need help cleaning them. thanks again for the laugh...


Saturday 11th of December 2021

🀣 literally dying laughing over here. I was seriously thinking of trying this hahahaha. Ok ok getting new cooking sheets ASAP good thing I read until the end to be honest….I normally do things step by step so this would have been embarrassing hahahaha.


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

I'm so glad - thanks for sharing :)

Jean--79 years

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Want to Thank all you lady's for the good laughs it was so much fun for this old lady to read all the fun stuff you all talked about Loved It !!!!



Wednesday 6th of January 2021

OMG this is too funny. I was thinking who the hell would do this. My solution was the same as yours, throw them out and buy new ones. Great chuckle.


Wednesday 20th of May 2020

OMG, thank you all for the good laughs!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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