How to Clean Burnt Barbecue Sauce Off of a Glass Pan

Baking your favorite ribs recipe in the oven probably seemed like a good idea until you had to deal with the burnt barbecue sauce on your glass casserole dish. Barbecue sauce burns easily and leaves behind a thick and crusty stain that can become frustrating to remove completely. Glass pans need to be cleaned gently to prevent scratches and cracks. Instead of using harsh abrasives, remove the burnt barbecue sauce safely with other items that you have around the home.

Step 1

Clean the glass cookware with hot and soapy water first to remove any loose residue. Scrub on the cookware with a nonabrasive sponge and rinse it thoroughly with hot water.

Step 2

Fill the glass pan with water to cover the stain completely. Add four to six effervescent tablets to the water and let the pan soak for one to two hours. After the pan soaks, scrub on the stain with a nonabrasive sponge to remove the barbecue sauce.

Step 3

Combine 1 part vinegar with 4 parts very hot water in the glass cookware if the barbecue sauce stain remains. Bring the water almost to a boil, but not quite, in a pot before pouring it into the glass pan. Make sure the glass pan has already been heated by running hot water from the faucet over it because extremely hot water can break the glass if the temperature difference is too great. Let the solution sit for five minutes. Loosen the stain with a wooden spoon or scraper and scrub on the area with a nonabrasive sponge until you remove the stain.

Step 4

Cover a stubborn barbecue sauce stain with baking soda. Fill the glass cookware with hot water and let it soak for 15 minutes. Scrub on the stain with a washcloth or nonabrasive sponge to remove the barbecue sauce.

Step 5

Apply an oven cleaner to the glass cookware as a last resort. Read the directions carefully to ensure that you use the product properly. Spray the burnt barbecue sauce and place the cookware into a garbage bag. Close the bag tightly and let it sit overnight. Take the garbage bag outdoors and open it away from your face. Wash the cookware in warm and soapy water.