After the cooked bacon slices were removed from the dark round cake pan, we washed and scrubbed it with soap and water to remove the bacon residue that was stuck to it. Maybe we should have soaked it first because we noticed that a little bit of the teflon coating started to peel off. We had to throw the pan into the trash. We will not use a dark round cake pan to cook bacon next time. We'll find a glass pie pan that we can spray black on the outside or a black plate to cook the bacon on. It will be easier to clean too.