Tested out a recipe for getting those rusted, stained oven pans looking brand new…did it work?March 22, 2019
Will peroxide and baking soda do the trick for getting the rust and stains out of your oven pans?
Getting those oven pans looking brand new seems impossible. Then I read an article about someone using peroxide and baking soda to rid of rust and stains without scrubbing. Well, I had to try it out.
I took my most stained and rusted pan I could find. I then sprinkled on some baking soda and sprayed some peroxide that made a light layer of putty over the stains. After a few minutes, the mixture started foaming. It seemed like a sign that the stuff was working and breaking down the rust and stains. I decided to wait about 4 hours and on occasion would re-wet with peroxide and add a tad bit more baking soda because the mixture would harden.
After 4 hours it was time. I took out my sponge and started scrubbing away. It wasn’t wiping off as described in the article. A tiny bit came off, but I had to scrub hard. I eventually got my brush out and kept trying. Only a tiny little bit of brown came off. I was worn out and gave up.
I had another friend of mine try it out. He left it on a few hours longer but still got similar results. We both had minimal results. I will try it again with more baking soda and peroxide, use a pan with less rust, and leave it on for 12 hours.
If you try this out or find a solution for getting these pans looking new again, that won’t break the bank or cause a hazmat situation, let me know on any of my digital or social media platforms under Smartshopperdaphne.