A YouTuber’s relentless efforts to clean a pizza pan have impressed millions. US-based YouTuber and TikTok star Ayla Jalyn took to social media recently to chronicle the pains she went through to clean the pizza pan which arrived when her husband ordered a pie from Papa John’s, an American pizza delivery chain.
In a TikTok video, Ayla shows her followers the pan that arrived under breadsticks when her husband ordered pizza. The pan appears to be solid black with months of build-up – but there are actually holes underneath all the grease.
Ayla begins her quest to clean the pan by soaking it overnight. “I don’t think they wash it,” she says in the video before scrubbing the pan – an action that does little to remove the build-up. When that fails, the stay-at-home mom takes a flat tool to scrape the pan, which removes some of the grit but is largely unsuccessful in cleaning the pan.
After that, Ayla uses an oven cleaner in a bid to clean the pan. “I scrubbed and poked every hole,” she says – efforts that reveal the holes in the pan, though the black build-up on the wires remains intact.
@aylajalynI’m all for flavor but eww… 🤣
In take two, Ayla continues her untiring work to clean the pizza pan by soaking it in Coca Cola. After a whole day of soaking in Coca Cola and baking soda, the pan looks the same. More chemicals and more scrubbing on day three produce no visible improvement.
@aylajalyn2nd attempt at cleaning the now “famous” pizza pan… 🤦🏼♀️
In her third attempt to clean the pan, the YouTuber uses dryer sheets and hot water. “It seriously looks the same,” she says in the video, but remains undefeated. Using clear ammonia on it on day five also proves to be an exercise in futility as the pan remains black with build-up.
Easy Off, steel wool soap pads and more rigorous scrubbing all remain unsuccessful.
@aylajalyn3rd attempt at cleaning the now even MORE “famous” pizza pan… 🤦🏼♀️
In her final attempt to clean the pan, Ayla uses white vinegar as her last hope.
@aylajalynFINAL attempt at cleaning the now “famous” pizza pan… 🙌
Since being shared online, her four videos have together collected more than 26 million views.