How to Clean Burnt Barbecue Sauce Off of a Glass Pan

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If your barbecue sauce is burned onto the glass cookware, your best bet to get the sauce off is going to be a combination of baking soda and dish soap.
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After a long night cooking away in the kitchen, the last thing you may want to do is clean up the dishes. All you may want to do is dig into your meal that is smothered in warm barbecue sauce. What you may not realize, though, is that if you leave burned barbecue sauce on a glass pan, it can be 10 times harder to clean it off if you let the stain set in. That's why it's essential to clean burnt barbeque sauce off of a glass pan faster than you can say "Bounty, the quicker picker-upper."

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Baking Soda and Dish Soap

If your barbecue sauce is burned onto the glass cookware, your best bet to get the sauce off is going to be a combination of baking soda and dish soap. You're going to coat the bottom of the glass pan with baking soda and dish soap, letting this mixture soak for about 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes are up, grab a sponge and sprinkle more baking soda on the stubborn spots.

As you scrub the glass pan, the bits of burned barbecue sauce should come up. The hot water, baking soda and scrub sponge combination work well when you are trying to remove the leftover debris.

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The Magic Eraser

If you have a magic eraser on hand, you can use this to get up any stubborn stains off of discolored Pyrex. Although the baking soda and dish soap combination works the best, this also does well. But you're going to need to use a bit more effort when trying to use a magic eraser.

The benefit of the water, dish soap and baking soda combo is that you're allowing the pan to soak while the soap eats away at the dirt. The magic eraser, though, does do a great job at making a dent in getting rid of greasy build-ups. If you have fresh barbecue sauce on your glass pan, try soaking it first, then using the magic eraser. But if you have a direr situation, use the baking soda and dish soap combination.

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Remove Burn Marks From Glass

Sometimes greasy barbecue sauce can leave burn marks on glass cookware. To clean up burnt glass, you're going to need baking soda, water, ammonia, a spray bottle and a sponge or soft cloths. First, wet the sponge or soft cloth with water. Then, pour 2 teaspoons of baking soda on the cloth or onto the burnt glass.

After the baking soda is on the glass, scrub the burnt areas and rinse with water. Next, spray the surface with ammonia and scrub again with a soft cloth. When the surface is clean, remove any cleaning residue.

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Burned Barbecue Sauce Tips

The key to keeping glass pans clean is prevention. It's super easy to stain glass pans, so you want to avoid any messes before they do actual damage to your pan.

Although it may seem inevitable that your pan will get dirty, which it always will, prevention starts after you've finished cooking. It may be tempting to want to leave your dirty dishes in the sink or on the stove, but the longer the barbecue sauce stays in the glass pan, the harder it will be to get that sauce off, leaving you with burnt glass.

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Also, make sure that you clean the pan thoroughly. A rush job is better than no job at all, but you don't want to leave grease stains on your glass pan repeatedly. After you wash the pan, always dry it and make sure that barbecue sauce residue isn't still on the pan.

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Allanah Dykes is a freelance writer and her work has been featured on Elite Daily, Levo League, Popsugar, Complex, Gurl, The Kitchn, HelloGiggles, Revelist, and Food 52.