How to Clean Muffin Tins

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Things You'll Need

  • Hot water

  • Degreasing dish detergent

  • Dish sponge

  • Powder cleanser or baking soda

  • Dish cloth

  • Toothbrush or nylon scrubber

Grease from cooking sprays can cause a sticky layer on your pan.

No matter how careful you are while pouring muffin or cupcake batter into muffin tin cups, you are bound to spill or overpour. Baked-on batter or grease that is not removed can ruin your muffin pan and spoil the flavor and texture of your next batch of baked goods. If your muffin tins fall victim to burnt crust or grease, soak and scrub them with household cleaning products to refurbish them.


Step 1

Pour hot water and two to three squirts of gentle, degreasing dish detergent into a dish tub. Soak the muffin tin in the hot, sudsy water for at least one hour to degrease the pan and loosen crust.

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Step 2

Wash the inside of the muffin tin cups and the area around the cups with the sudsy mixture and a dish sponge or muffin pan cleaning brush to remove baked-on batter and grease. Dislodge burnt batter or grease that remains with a toothbrush or nylon scrubbing pad. Rinse the pan with hot water.

Step 3

Combine baking soda and hot water to create a paste. Rub the paste onto the pan in a circular motion with a dish cloth to scrub away food or grease buildup. Rinse the pan with hot water.


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