Asked on Apr 03, 2021

How to clean over grills?

by Irene

Easy way to clean oven racks in a self cleaning oven?

  15 answers
  • The racks can be left in the oven during the self cleaning cycle.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 04, 2021

    Put them in a large heavy-duty garbage bag along with a cup of ammonia, tie it shut and leave overnight. The built up grease and crud should wipe right off. Outside or in the garage is best because of the ammonia fumes.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 04, 2021

    The first thing I would do is take a look at the instruction manual that came with your self cleaning oven, some manufacturers recommend you do this in a self cleaning cycle and some do not. If you've mislaid yours, you can call the company and ask them if this is ok to do. Have the appliance's name and model number, they would love to help you.

    To clean them outside of the oven, Mogie gave you excellent advice, it is the ammonia fumes that do the work rather than the liquid. Wear gloves and safety glasses when you remove them from the bag, have good ventilation or do this outside.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 04, 2021

    I spray my oven grills with grill cleaner from the dollar store. I put them in a large plastic bag and seal overnight. In the morning just rinse off with a hose.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 05, 2021

    Hi! Easy Off makes a cold oven cleaner that works well on the oven racks and also my grill. Stay safe!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 05, 2021

    Hello Irene,

    Set the oven to Self clean once a week to gradually clean well.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 05, 2021

    I spray mine with oven cleaner. I have switched to Norwex cleaner because it does a great job without all the horrible fumes.

  • I've taken them out, put them in a garbage bag with some ammonia overnight, and wiped them clean the next day. Works pretty well.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 05, 2021

    Hi Irene: If they have ick stuck to them, remove them and make a paste of cream of tartar (the dry stuff) and vinegar. Just a few drops of vinegar at first as the tartar melts like powdered sugar. Then put this on the icky spots, let it sit for about a minute and then use a steel wooll pad to scrub, gently, and the stuff will come off. Rinse and you're done. Steel wool pads shouldn't scratch your grates.

    Good luck

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 06, 2021

    Hi Irene, hope this helps, it does work! Wrap the racks in aluminum foil. Place an old towel in the bottom of the bath, then put the wrapped racks on top. Add a couple of dishwasher tablets, and cover the racks with hot water.

    Then leave to soak overnight. In the morning, unwrap the racks, and wipe them down with a soft cloth. Rinse and dry (soft cloth again, people), then replace.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 07, 2021

    Hello. Many times it is not recommended to leave your racks in the oven during self cleaning cycles so I take mine outside (during the nicer weather)— rather than the bathtub— put them in a black trash bag and spray them down with commercial oven cleaner the next day the racks are hosed off in sparkly clean condition. Hope this helps.

  • Irene Irene on Apr 10, 2021

    Thank you. I'm trying that today,