Asked on Oct 4, 2017

How can I restore the oven racks to their old shiny state?

Robert BallesterJohnavallance8227524803


5 answers
  • Pat Butera
    on Oct 4, 2017

    If the racks were not removed from the oven during the self cleaning cycle, I do not think there is much you can do with them. I always remove them when I'm cleaning the oven. If they are just dirty, lay newspapers outside on your patio and then the racks. Spray the racks with oven cleaner on both sides and let sit for at least a couple of hours or overnight. Spray off the cleaner with a garden hose and most of the dirt will come off. If there are still spots use some steel wool.
  • Dysko7710
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Here are three methods for doing this, I like using baking soda and vinegar, but sometimes that isn't enough:
  • 27524803
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I left the racks in my oven during the self-clean cycle when I was cleaning some cast iron pans... and the racks discolored. Most Self-Cleaning oven manufacturers recommend removing them (and the drawer underneath) during the cleaning cycle. if yours are not discolored and are just dirty...
    For safety...ALWAYS USE RUBBER GLOVES and wear eye protection...
    There are several ways to clean them... them in your bath tub (or a large enough sink) with very hot water, ammonia, and dish soap and let soak. Cover with a garbage bag to hold in heat and help contain the smell, close the door to keep out kids and pets... and run the exhaust fan to exhaust the smell. Use a brush, green scrubby pad, or Brillo pad to scrub off residue.. a small wire "toothbrush" can help with the joints... Rinse well and let dry
    2. Take oven racks outside and place in a large, heavy duty garbage bag (helps keep the oven cleaner from drying out or evaporating) and spray thoroughly with oven cleaner... fold the bag over and place outside in a warm, sunny area... let sit for several hours... then scrub or brush the residue away... a small wire "tooth brush" helps get into the joints. Rinse well and dry.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Brillo Pads and Elbow grease..........
  • Robert Ballester
    on Oct 4, 2017

    try oven cleaner. do this outside and put newspaper down (multiple sheets), spray with oven cleaner, let sit for ten minutes and then wipe off. Steel wool might also be helpful.
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