How To Clean Oven Racks in Bathtub: A Simple and Effective DIY Guide

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Today, I'm excited to share a fantastic oven cleaning tip, from Clean My Space, that will leave your oven racks gleaming without breaking a sweat.

If you've been wondering about how to clean oven racks in the bathtub, you're in for a treat. I recently tried this method, and let me tell you, the results were impressive!

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Lay a tile in the bath

1. Prepare Your Bathtub

Start by removing your oven racks and placing a towel at the bottom of the bathtub. This simple step will prevent any scratches to your bath during the cleaning process.

How to clean oven racks in the bathtub

2. Arrange the Oven Racks

Carefully place your oven grates on top of the towel in the bathtub. Now, it's time to turn up the heat—literally. Fill the bath with boiling water until the oven racks are fully submerged.

Add laundry powder

3. Add the Secret Ingredient

Take a cup of laundry detergent and generously pour it into the bath. The combination of hot water and detergent will work wonders on stubborn grime and grease.

Soak racks in the bath

4. Let It Soak

Leave the oven racks to soak in the bath for at least four hours. However, for optimal results, I recommend letting them sit overnight. Trust me; it's worth the wait!

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5. Scrub Away

After the soaking session, it's time to roll up your sleeves and give the grates a good scrub. Use a scrub brush to remove any remaining residue.

Once the scrubbing is done, take the racks out and let them air dry. You'll be amazed at how clean and shiny they turn out.

Don’t forget to give the bath a good clean!

Clean oven grates

How to Clean Oven Grates

And there you have it—a simple and effective way to clean oven racks in the bathtub. If you're looking for an easy way to clean oven racks without the hassle, this method is a game-changer.

I would recommend leaving the oven racks in the bathtub overnight, I will most definitely do that next time.

Try out this DIY oven cleaning hack and let me know about your experience.

Happy cleaning!

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  • Tracy Tracy on Nov 28, 2023
    Why not just use the kitchen sink instead of a bath tub?
  • Lori Webb Lori Webb on Nov 28, 2023
    I just leave mine in the oven when I do the self cleaning. works wonders!
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  • Susan Farrar Susan Farrar on Nov 30, 2023
    Lay your racks on towel in bathtub and then lay some dryer sheets on top of racks and run hot water and let them soak for about 4 hours. You will be amazed
  • Shirleen Shirleen on Dec 10, 2023
    I tried to this hack......but when i took the racks out and then the towel, and drained the water, we found that the finish on the bathtub was damaged. We had to have the entire tub professionally refinished. It was a very expensive lesson learned. :-(