If you're a home baker, you'd know how much effort goes into making baked goods. A slight mistake here and there can result in a total baking disaster! And even if you do end up making one, you might just put the blame on the baking tools or equipment. However, if you do not maintain your baking essentials carefully, this might actually be the case. Oftentimes, when we bake, we tend to take out the baked goods and leave the moulds in the corner of the kitchen. If left outside for too long, they can get discoloured and even develop an unpleasant odour, making them unsuitable for reuse. Today, we bring you a list of easy ways to extend the longevity of your bakeware and keep them spick and span. Take a look.
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How To Clean Bakeware: Here're 5 Easy Tips
1. Lemon Water
One of the simplest ways to clean your bakeware is to use a mix of warm water and lemon juice. Pour 1 tbsp of lemon juice and scrub the surface of your bakeware with warm water until it becomes shiny. This hack works best for aluminium moulds.
The acidic nature of vinegar makes it ideal for cleaning. All you have to do is mix white vinegar with boiling water and add it to your bakeware. After some time, clean with soap water and rinse nicely. Vinegar works best for cleaning silicon moulds.
3. Soapy Water
Using soapy water is the most basic, yet efficient way to keep your baking utensils clean and shiny. Dilute dishwashing liquid in water and dip a cleaning sponge in it. Scrub all the sides of the utensils to get rid of the grease and rinse with water.
4. Baking Soda
Baking soda is not only an essential ingredient in making baked goods, but can also be used as a great cleanser. Add 1 tsp of baking soda to water to make a liquid paste. Apply this over the utensils and scrub until they become shiny. Rinse with warm water.
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5. Apple Peel
Did you know you could use something as simple as an apple peel to clean your bakeware? Add apple peels to a bowl of hot boiling water and allow it to simmer. The acidic nature of this water will help you remove the stains easily.
So, the next time you are cleaning your bakeware, do keep these tips in your mind!
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.