How to Clean Oven Racks


Suppose you don’t have time to scrub your oven racks. Use an ammonia solution to clean them. To do this, take a sizeable unused garbage bag and place your racks inside. Then tie it up and place it in a garbage can. Leave it overnight. The fumes from the ammonia will reach every spot.

Magic Eraser

Using a Magic Eraser to clean oven rack surfaces is a great way to remove buildup without scrubbing. However, the product contains abrasive materials and is not ideal for glass, ceramic, or other surfaces that scratch easily. Also, the product won’t work on hard or caked-on debris.

You can also use hydrogen peroxide or baking soda paste to clean oven racks. This will lift the stain and leave the surface of the racks shiny. You can also try using a Magic Eraser to remove dirt and grease from the surface for stubborn stains. It works best after you’ve soaked the racks in the solution.

Baking soda

Baking soda is an effective cleaning agent used to clean oven racks. It can be applied to the racks and allowed to soak overnight. Wear gloves to protect your hands while handling the baking soda. After the baking soda is applied, the oven racks should be rinsed thoroughly with hot soapy water.

You can also clean the oven with baking soda and water paste. Mix 3/4 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup warm water to make the paste. For larger ovens, you may need to make more paste. Another option is to add some essential oils to the paste. Usually, two or three drops will be sufficient.

Avoid self-cleaning ovens

Using a self-cleaning oven can be dangerous for your health. The Teflon coating inside these ovens can produce small amounts of carbon monoxide, which can cause respiratory problems. To avoid this, turn off the self-cleaning cycle and keep windows and doors open.

Self-cleaning ovens also produce toxic fumes that harm people with respiratory issues or asthma. These fumes can easily contaminate the air in your home, causing a fire or an explosion. Before using your self-cleaning oven, you should also remove any large food particles or grease.

Using baking soda on porcelain racks

Using baking soda to clean oven racks is a simple home remedy. The powder has a consistency similar to pancake batter. You can use a sponge or gloved hand to spread the powder on dirty parts of the oven. Avoid the heating elements when applying the cleaner. Let the mixture sit for around 20 minutes before wiping it off with a cloth. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of water and vinegar. You can also use ammonia or a scouring pad if the dirt is tough. Afterward, you should rinse the racks and air dry them.

You can also try soaking your racks overnight in a tub. Using dryer sheets will help to dry the racks properly. Once done, you should see that your oven racks will shine like new. You can also use Bar Keeper’s Friend as a cleaning agent. The powder contains a cleansing agent, oxalic acid, and surfactant, which work together to remove grime and grease.