In honour of National Cake Day today, which is a great excuse for cake, we’ve been getting creative in the office. We all attempted to bake something, some more successfully than others… and whilst we won’t be entering The Great British Bake Off anytime soon, we definitely created an almighty mess in our kitchens!
We know that some baking equipment is easier to clean than others, so we’ve put together some top tips for the bakers among you.
Use piping bags to help put together your showstoppers?
They can sometimes be a bit tricky to clean for in time for your next bake. Simply submerge the piping bag in hot soapy water and gently wipe with sponge to get rid of any icing.
If you’re feeling adventurous pop the piping bag in your freezer, leave until frozen. When you get the bag out the freezer, turn it inside out and you’ll be able to peel the frozen icing! Be sure to give the bag a wash afterwards, just in case!
Burnt pans can be a hazard of the job, one of the best ways to tackle your burnt pans, is to fill the pan with washing up liquid, water and a tablespoon of salt. Let it simmer for a few minutes, which should soften the stain, and clean as usual.
If it’s more severe, try pouring cola in the pan (yes, cola!) and leave overnight or boil in the pan.
You can also use these tactics for baking trays with burnt on food, or try to soak the tray in some warm water and a cupful of baking soda.
Using a food processor?
Food processors can sometimes be fiddly to break apart and clean thoroughly. And if you've left it overnight, the stains can be even more stubborn! A great way to clean your food processor is to put hot water and washing liquid in the processor and to give it a whirl! The stains should soften and break down, making it easy to clean!
Have you got any tips you’d like to share with fellow bakers? Get in touch!
The Housekeep Team