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Asked on May 18, 2017

How do I recover the racks in my oven?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAPatriciaPat Ruge


I accidentally left my racks in my oven when I self cleaned it and now the metal is very discolor end. I don't like it, but my husband doesn't care. What happens when I go to sell my house? They look gross!
3 answers
  • Pat Ruge
    on May 18, 2017

    Oven rack replacements can be expensive - $35-45 each. Take the exact measurements (WxLxD). Some racks will be interchangeable with other brands, so the measurements are most important. With that, start shopping. First Ebay and Amazon so you know your prices. Then consider purchasing an entire used stove if the measurements are correct. Here you can check Craigslist, including the "free" section. You will be amazed what people throw out while remodeling. Check the Habitat Restore and any and all thrift stores in your area. Finally, keep and eye out for "road-kill", especially on trash day and immediately after garage sales in your area.
  • Patricia
    on May 18, 2017

    If you're going to sell your house in the near future then get your Realtor's opinion as to whether or not it will matter and if it is a problem then buy replacements. If you're not planning to sell then don't worry about it because you might need to replace the oven before then. There are some spray paints designed for high heat, but I'm not sure how they would hold up or if it's safe for oven racks, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Try soaking in vinegar in a jumbo lawn and leaf bag out in the yard or bathtub. Worry about resale when the time comes.
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