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We all have different hobbies that we enjoy. Some people really like to do a lot of baking. Of course, if you do lots of baking there is a high probability that you’re constantly trying to extend the life of your baking pans. With lots of use, they easily get burnt and dirty-looking no matter how much you scrub them or do your best to cover them with foil or parchment paper before they go in the oven.

But no matter how careful you are, or how much elbow-grease you exert in trying to scrub them clean, they just never look the same again. But apparently, these baked-on spots don’t have to be a permanent eyesore.

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According to a TikTok video, they are completely capable of being removed and it’s super easy to do so.

Holly Auna shared in her video how she observed another woman in a different TikTok video get her pans to clean up nicely. Apparently, all that is involved is an oven. How ironic?

In the video, Holly showed how all you need to do is pop your baking pan upside down into the oven and then select the “clean” setting. She shared that she’d never tried this setting before, and wasn’t convinced it would work. But then, after the clean cycle finished, she was a believer.

Photo: TikTok/hollyauna

After showing the video of her removing the baking pan from the oven, it was clear that it works. So, how does it work exactly? Apparently, the setting heats your oven up really high in order to melt away all the baked-on grime. But how hot will it get? As high as 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit!

This clean setting isn’t to be used lightly, as it can potentially emit dangerous fumes, or cause damage to a fuse in the oven. Therefore, if you are going to use the setting, definitely use it with caution.

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After sharing her video, TikTok started to chime in with their own experiences with the oven cleaning setting. Someone wrote that they’d discovered the trick by accident, saying, “We discovered this by accident, my dad cleaned the oven and didn’t realize the tray was inside, we were all amazed.” Others have shared that they’ve never used the oven cleaning setting out of fear – totally understandable. I’ve also been too afraid to use the clean setting on my oven.


#stitch with @sarah..perry remember to be safe and Google how to use your specific oven self clean #lifehacks #cleaningtiktok #kitchenhacks

♬ original sound – Holly Auna (she/her)

Have you ever tried this baking tray cleaning hack? Do you ever use the clean setting on your oven? Do you have any tips for keeping your baking trays pristine? Let us know!

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