My mom (I love her) tonight cooked, in my kitchen, a spaghetti squash. She cooked it on my (formerly) shiny and new cookie sheet, and she cooked it by spraying the pan with a non-stick spray, then simply laying the two halves of the squash on the pan, and baking it at 400 degrees for about an hour.
We ate it with tomato sauce and it was delicious.
When dinner was over, I went to wash the pan, and found this:
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Everywhere you see the brown gunk it feels sticky to the touch. So far I've tried running it through the dishwasher (which did nothing) and scrubbing it for about 20 minutes with a blue scrubby sponge + Dawn dishwashing liquid, which tired me out but left the pan in basically the same condition it started in. (The photos are taken after the scrubbing.)
Any ideas how to get this clean? Its disgusting and sticky as is and could not be used for cooking anything in its current state - but its almost new and it pains me to think of throwing it out over this.
Contents of the cooking spray: organic soybean oil, organic grain alcohol, soy lecithin, propellant.