Ina Garten’s Tip for Cleaning Sheet Pans Is So Barefoot Contessa

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Part of the cooking course of is cleansing up. Ina Garten, the host of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa is right here to make it simpler. Her tip for cleansing sheet pans could even result in a “How easy is that?” exclamation she’s recognized well-known for making on her cooking present. 

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Ina Garten traces sheet pans with parchment paper

Garten, a.okay.a. the Barefoot Contessa, opened up her “barn” to NYT Cooking for a YouTube video. In the six-minute clip shared on Nov. 16, 2020, the 72-year-old talked about kitchen devices, her pantry, and, after all, ideas for simple cleanup. 

At her property in East Hampton, New York, from the kitchen the place she movies Barefoot Contessa, the celeb chef provided up a easy tip for cleansing sheet pans. But first, what’s the distinction between a sheet pan and a cookie sheet? A sheet pan has raised edges whereas a cookie sheet doesn’t. 

Back to Garten’s tip. She traces sheet pans with parchment paper to maintain them from getting too soiled. 

“I love to line sheet pans with parchment paper so that all you have to do is throw the paper out and you’ve got a nice clean pan,” she mentioned within the video. “Well, you have to put it in the dishwasher but it’s not crusty.” 

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In her kitchen with 25 ft of counter house and two dishwashers, Garten confirmed how she retains a stack of parchment paper sheets useful. The Food Network star couldn’t have shared the tip at a greater time.

With the vacations about to be underway (and extra individuals cooking at house because of the coronavirus pandemic), the parchment paper tip will definitely be put to the take a look at by Garten’s followers. 

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The Barefoot Contessa additionally retains stains away with parchment paper

To line sheet pans isn’t the one use Garten has for parchment paper. Aside from utilizing it within the cooking course of — Garten has a preferred recipe for Herb-Roasted Fish that depends on it — she makes use of it to stop stains.

According to Kitchn, in her 2018 guide, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Garten really useful lining a chopping board with parchment paper earlier than chopping beets to stop stains.

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Ina Garten places all the pieces within the dishwasher

Tired of doing the dishes, Garten innocently shared a photograph of her dishwasher on Instagram in October 2020. Fans shortly identified the Barefoot Contessa went in opposition to dishwasher guidelines by loading it with nearly each dish and utensil in her kitchen.

She replied to the feedback by saying, “EVERYTHING goes in the dishwasher!! My assistant used to put the birdcage in the dishwasher (she took the bird out first).”

For those that need to prepare dinner and clear like Garten, the instructions are easy, very like her strategy to meals. After lining sheet pans and chopping boards with parchment paper put them within the dishwasher with each different pot and pan save for a cast-iron skillet.

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