How to Remove Rust From Baking Pans

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If you have metal baking pans then you are bound to get rust on them eventually. You do not want to bake a lovely pan of brownies in a pan that has a layer of rust on it. Sometimes you can remove the rust by giving it a good scrubbing with soap and water. Unfortunately you might have to result to something a little more time consuming then this. You can easily remove rust from baking pans with a few items you already have in the house.

Items you will need

  • Water

  • Baking soda

  • Stiff bristled brush

Rinse the baking pan under water and do not dry.

Sprinkle the slightly damp baking pan with baking soda. Make sure you cover all the rusted areas.

Allow the pan to sit for a half an hour.

Scrub the pan to work in the baking soda with the stiff bristled brush. Rinse the pan off. If you still have rust spots, repeat the process.


  • Rubbing oil on your baking pan then wiping it off when you are ready to store it will prevent the pan from rusting further.
  • Glass pans will not rust so if this is a repeat problem you would like to get rid of permanently, switch from metal to glass pans.
  • Hand washing metal baking pans helps to alleviate rusting.

About the Author

Robin Neorr has been working as a full-time freelance writer since 2007. She has written for various websites including The Frisky. Before she started her writing career, she spent 10 years in media marketing. She has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in communications management from John Carroll University.