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How to Clean Broiler Pans? – Easy Ways To Do it

Basic Morphology of Broiler Pan

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It is a kitchen tool that is used to bake meat and other food. Broiler pans are made up of metal material, which has a coating of black emollient. There are two parts in each broiler.

  1. Broiler plate lid which is the upper cooking section
  2. Bottom pan which catches drippings

There is a need to clean both parts as they contain food spots and stains every time you cook. 

Cleaning The Broiler Pans

Broiler pans catch the food droppings and get grimy very quickly, so there is a need to use the right and effective cleaning techniques (such as keeping the scrubbing minimum or making use of baking soda or dryer sheets) in order to get rid of such stubborn stains.

Here are some of the methods mentioned below which you can use for cleaning of broiler pans.

1.Use Baking Soda

One of the easiest and simplest ways is making use of baking soda. In this method, you will need the following items:

  • Baking soda
  • Paper towels
  • Water in spray bottle 
  • A sponge or washcloth 


  • Sprinkle baking soda on the broiler pan and make a thick layer of it after placing it in the sink. Spray water on baking soda and make a paste of it.
  • Cover the pan surface with a paper towel for keeping it wet for a longer time so that food residue and stubborn stains can be loosen easily. In case of drying out of towels, you can make it wet by spraying water again.
  • Wait for at least half an hour, or for 2-3 hours or if there are many stubborn stains, then leave it overnight and let the water vaporise and then scrape off the remaining dried baking soda using a spatula and discard it into the garbage.
  • After removing all of the baking soda, rinse the pan thoroughly and use some sponge or washcloth to wipe off any remaining residue so that the pan gets clean properly.

2.Soak the Pan with a Dryer Sheet

Use dryer sheets for soaking the pan and this method is very much effective for cleaning your broiler pans. For this purpose, you will need

  • Dryer sheet
  • Dish soap
  • Sponge


  • If your broiler pan has space to hold some water, then use hot water to fill it else soak it in hot water using some large plastic tub.
  • Pour a little bit of dishwashing detergent on the pan surface and lay a dryer sheet on top of the pan and it must be submerged in water. I use Fabric Softener Sheets and the results are very good.
  • Two dryer sheets can also be used for cleaning the food residue or burnt-on grease from the pans.
  • Let the pan settle down with a dryer sheet, dish soap and water for at least an hour or longer even overnight.
  • Drain the water after removal of stubborn stains or you can also use a sponge if there is any residue left behind, and then give a final wash to your pan with water and dish soap and let it air dry.

Also, Read

  1. Best Pans For Your Kitchen
  2. How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Pots And Pans
  3. How To Keep Food From Sticking To Copper Pans

How to Clean Enamel Roasting pan

like other pans enamel roasting pans need cleaning after use. but there is nothing to worry about this, as I am going to share a very simple process to tackle this issue

  1. put the pan in hot water for couple of minutes so that most of the stains get removed.
  2. now take some baking soda and put that on entire pan surface.
  3. mix white vinegar with hot after and wash the pan with this liquid and you are good to go

Prevent Your Broiler Pan from Unexpected Spots

It is best to take proper care of your broiler pan to avoid unexpected spots in the first place instead of cleaning those broiler pans using different harsh chemicals. Following are some actions which can be taken to avoid unexpected stains:

  • In order to prevent grease and other items from getting baked on to it, use a foil paper to wrap the bottom of your broiler pan.
  • Another way to avoid unexpected stains, you can also coat the pan and grill with butter, oil, or some other liquid which must be insoluble in water. It prevents sticking of food to the pan which in turns become stubborn stains.

These simple actions will help you to prevent your broiler pans from burning and unexpected stains.

Tips to Keep in Mind

For proper maintenance of your broiler pan, follow some of the tips given below:

  • Do not use scrubber or metal brush on the pan as most of the broilers have heat-sensitive coating which makes the broiler heat up faster.
  • Finish of the broiler pan can also be damaged by heavy scrubbing so avoid it.
  • After every use, properly clean your pan because burnt-on grease and food residue not only affect the taste but also makes it unhygienic.
  • Do not use harsh substances which contain different chemicals as they can damage your pans permanently, therefore it is best to use other substances such as baking soda, and lemon and water mixture etc.
  • Besides of all the above tips if you are not using a good quality broiler pan for your kitchen then you will suffer often.if you ask me then i am using this Whirlpool Porcelain Broiler Pan and its really good.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an oven cleaner be used on a broiler pan?

Oven cleaner removes burnt and old bits of food easily and quickly from the stovetop surfaces. For effective cleaning, sprinkle it a little on the required site and then allow it to settle down for15 to 20 minutes. After that, use some Magic Eraser or sponge for scrubbing and wiping action.

How can I clean my broiler drawer?

For cleaning your broiler drawer, use surface cleaner spray and then a paper towel to complete the cleaning action.
You can also apply the shelf liner if there is rust or paint on the bottom of the drawer to re-equalize it. Close it after replacing everything.  Must perform this action once a month so that dirt build-up can be controlled

How can we clean a greasy oven pan?

To clean a greasy oven pan, follow the actions given below:
1. Take half cup of baking soda and an equal amount of white vinegar and mix with warm water in the sink.
2. Soak the oven pan for 40 minutes.
3. To finish cleaning, use a non-scratch scouring pad for scrubbing of the baking pan, this will make your baking sheet clean and shiny.

Bottom Line

As we know that every pan is different based on the damage done. For extra stained and dirty pans, you should adopt strong cleaning action and also soak them for a longer time period to remove all stains. Broiler pans must be cleaned properly because older spots and stains will eventually damage the pan coating, so it is necessary to use the right tools at the right time.


Hi, I’m Shelly, a chef by profession and a writer by passion. Here you will find genuine and researched-based information and reviews of all kitchen-related products. Because I have been a professional chef for many years and under my keen observation I have used all kinds of kitchen gadgets. And now, I want to share my personal experiences with the audience through this Blog. I assure you, the information provided here will make your kitchen life much easier.

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