Let’s be honest; cleaning the parchment bags after using them with Buttercream is no easy task. We have been asked numerous times for some tips on how to get the grease off.
First if you have a dishwasher try putting in one bag and see how it works; BUT word of caution put the bag in relatively clean, with no Buttercream on it. If you do not have a dishwasher, these next steps are for you.
1) In hot water wash off by hand all the Buttercream on the bag.
2) Put the bags in a large bowl, or p.ot
3) Rinse well with hot tap water.ot and fill with some water and soap. Then pour in almost boiling water. Stir really well with a long wooden spoon, imitating a washing machine. Pour the water out and repeat. Note of CAUTION If the water is boiling it will ruin the bags; you are trying to get it hotter than tap water and not as hot as boiling.
4) I will confess I have thrown them in the washing machine at the end of the day when the thought of cleaning 20 or 30 pastry bags seems daunting. Just remember to clean them from all Buttercream before you put them in the machine.
5) Now the next tricky part, drying them. It used to drive me crazy having parchment bags all over the place waiting to dry; and inevitably some would fall down and it was just not working. If you have this same problem try this, take a coat rack that would hang on the back of a door and hang it on a wall, or you could use those racks that mugs can hang from.
I hope this has been helpful and please feel free to contact us with any questions.
~Love From Our Kitchen to Yours