How to Clean Glass Baking Dish

I don’t know about you, but my glass baking dishes take quite the (baking) beating. From casseroles to cakes, is there anything a glass baking dish can’t do? If you’re like me and struggle with dirty glass baking dishes, you’ll be glad to know there are plenty of solutions.

My name is Michelle, and I spend an unprecedented amount of time in my kitchen. I love cooking and baking from morning till dawn, and sometimes later than that, too. As you might assume, I use my glass baking dish quite often – and man, do they hold onto residue!

If you’re looking for solutions to a glass baking dish covered in caked-on residue, I’ve got your answer. This article is going to teach you some of the best solutions to clean a glass baking dish.

Keep reading to see how to clean a glass baking dish so it looks brand new!

Method 1: Dish Soap + Baking Soda

It’s no secret that baking soda is an incredible ingredient for cleaning. Well, guess what – it’s great for cleaning glass baking dishes, too. Who would’ve thought? Baking soda is very abrasive, so even the most stubborn, stuck-on messes are no match.

While baking soda can be used alone, it’s better to pair this idea with a few spritzes of dish soap to handle the grease factor. 

To use the dish soap and baking soda remedy, simply do the following:

  1. Sprinkle baking soda all over the glass baking dish, especially on the areas with built-up, clingy grime.
  2. Then, add a few squirts of your favorite dish soap.
  3. Fill the glass baking dish with hot water.
  4. Let it sit for around 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Scrub with a plastic or nylon sponge and rinse.

Simple, yet effective. The best part is, you likely have dish soap and baking soda hanging around in your kitchen already, so no trips to the store or extra cash necessary.

Method 2: Magic Eraser

If there were a support group for people that have Magic Eraser obsessions, I’d be admitted. I’m not afraid to share my love for Magic Erasers. They can be used everywhere, from the bathtub to the walls. 

That said, these little miracle workers are great for glass-baking dishes, too. In fact, Magic Erasers specifically designed for the kitchen were recently released, and let me tell you something – don’t hesitate to buy a pack

The kitchen Magic Erasers come with Dawn dish soap built inside. This makes it a cinch to clean all of your cookware, including glass baking dishes. (Did I mention they’re budget-friendly? Yes!)

To clean your glass baking dish with a Magic Eraser, I highly recommend soaking it in hot water beforehand with a few drops of dish soap. While not necessary, it certainly helps to loosen up some of the mess that might be holding on for dear life.

Method 3: Bar Keeper’s Friend

So many people (including me) swear by Bar Keeper’s Friend. Why? Because this powerhouse cleaning powder will easily become your best friend, especially in the kitchen. Bar Keeper’s Friend is super abrasive and has no problem pushing off grime and leaving nothing but shine.

Using Bar Keeper’s Friend is easy:

  1. Sprinkle Bar Keeper’s Friend over the glass baking dish, paying extra close attention to the heavy residue areas.
  2. Dampen a sponge and begin to scrub the powder into the glass baking dish.
  3. When the powder mixes with the water, it will form a pasty substance. Leave this substance on the dish for 20 minutes.
  4. Scrub, rinse, and enjoy.

Method 4: Cornstarch + Vinegar

Do you prefer all-natural cleaning solutions? Then this one’s for you. Cornstarch and vinegar are well-known natural cleansers that handle stains with ease on various materials. Cleaning glass dishes with vinegar and cornstarch (with a few dashes of water) is a good solution.

Now, some people might claim that this doesn’t work. To be fair, this solution requires a bit of help from a nylon or mesh scrubber for the best results. The truth is, while the cornstarch and vinegar remove stains and help to handle stuck-on grime, you still need some abrasiveness.

That said, to try this method, simply sprinkle cornstarch onto the glass baking dish and pour vinegar and water over it. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. 

Method 5: Toothpaste + Toothbrush

I know what you’re thinking – my toothbrush and toothpaste as a cleaning solution? No, I’m not crazy. This minty miracle really does work when you’re in a pinch!

If you don’t have any cleaning product on hand (don’t worry, we’ve all been there), you can always turn to your trusty toothbrush and toothpaste. The type of toothpaste doesn’t matter. 

To clean your glass baking dish using this method, all you need to do is squirt some toothpaste onto the troublesome areas. Then, take your toothbrush and scrub, scrub scrub. It might take a little elbow grease, and you might clean out your sinuses during the process, but it’s well worth it.

Just make sure you clean the dish thoroughly afterward. You would hate to have a casserole with a minty flavor!


Want to learn more? I have found some of the most frequently asked questions regarding how to clean glass baking dishes. Keep reading to discover more important facts!

How do you clean baked-on grease off the glass?

By now, you should be confident removing built-up grime and residue. But what about finicky grease stains that just won’t let go? The best solution for grease is a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda followed by vinegar and wait for it to bubble before rinsing.

How do you clean a burnt casserole dish?

Everyone’s burnt their casserole dish at least once, right? To fix this, you can use any of the options listed above. If you’re really struggling with burns and crusts that won’t go away, you can consider using oven cleaner or try vinegar baking (vinegar + water in the dish at 350F for 20).

Will baking soda scratch the glass?

Baking soda can cause minute scratches, but this mostly occurs when someone pairs the baking soda remedy with a rough sponge. Since the baking soda and dish soap remedy should have no problem tackling residue, you shouldn’t need to scrub too hard and create scratches.

Can you use steel wool on Pyrex?

I know that plenty of us would think that a steel wool cleaner would work wonders at removing grime, and technically, it would. But it is not the best option for your glass baking dish. Steel wool, aluminum, and brass scrubbing pads should be avoided as they will cause scratches.

How do you make Pyrex shiny again?

The best thing to do is to avoid taking the shine away, to begin with. Dishwashers and dishwashing detergents harm Pyrex. Instead, wash by hand in hot water using mild dish soap. This will preserve the shine while cleaning your dish.

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to suffer from an unsightly glass baking dish. If you want your dish to look new, there are plenty of options. The best method, though, is to soak the glass baking dish in dish soap, baking soda, and hot water for 20 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing.

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About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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