What did you say to use to clean oven racks easily?

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Mine are in desperate need please help,

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  • Gk Gk on Jul 08, 2018

    Soak them in a bathtub or a large garbage bag or a small kids pool in warm sudsy water with dish soap for a few hours. Scrub off with a dishcloth and a brush. They will look like new.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 08, 2018
    Hello Lrt, I just research this myself, most manufacturers firmly state not leave racks in self cleaning oven During the cleaning cycle.
    They need to be cleaned independently. It seems to be the best solution is to soak overnight in ammonia and these links below describe the process. Im consider using plastic bin that is sized for my racks rather than a plastic bag.

    Other options do suggest using oven cleaner in a trash bag here as well as another solution.

    Here are some helpful links that I hope will help —you choose the best solution for your need.


  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 08, 2018

    This is strong so do it outside. Keep your face away from it before and after. Put them in a garbage bag with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Seal bag, and leave overnight. The next day hose them down. You should now be able to remove the rest quickly, with a soapy Brillo pad, or regular steel wool and dish soap. After they are clean cover them with foil. Most stove instructions say not to cover them, but I don't notice a difference with cooking, and it is so much easier to clean them afterwards.

  • Sue Hill Sue Hill on Jul 08, 2018
    If you have a self-cleaning oven, leave them in when you clean it. This also works for grates and burner surrounds.

    • 27524803 27524803 on Jul 08, 2018

      Most self cleaning oven manufacturers will tell you to remove the oven racks while cleaning the oven.... they say that the high temperature will cause the chrome to discolor.... and it does... and it will not clean up or be bright again... (I left one of my racks in while cleaning up some old cast iron... but I was aware that they might change color when I did it) they also tell you to remove the lower drawer and its contents while running the cleaning cycle

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 08, 2018
    Check to see if your kitchen is self cleaning. I had no idea mine did. It cleans great!

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jul 08, 2018

    I like to soak mine in the sink with Dawn dish soap and ammonia and VERY hot water (at least a kettle of boiling)

    I have also put the racks in a heavy garbage bag, sprayed them with Easy Off, and let set out in the sun for several hours.... scrub with a small wire brush or Brillo pad if needed

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 08, 2018
    take the racks out, spray with oven cleaner. put them in a black bag,tie it shut. take out side to a very sunny spot. leave overnight. take bag off, rinse with hose. most if not all gunk is gone.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jul 08, 2018
    I use oven cleaner on mine, outside, on the back porch. I let them set over night then they come clean the next day. I could probably do them sooner, but I know if they set and soak up the oven cleaner all night they are easier to clean. Then I rinse them with a hose or in the bath tub under the shower real thoroughly. Then wipe and rinse again. Hope this helps, Lrt

  • Place them in a garbage bag and spray with oven cleaner. Let sit over nite. Scrub and hose off the next day