Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clean The Stove Top Racks In A Selfcleaning Oven

Self-cleaning ovens take a lot of the work out of cleaning your oven. You just turn on the self-clean function and you're done. Most self-cleaning oven manuals will even state that stove-top racks may be cleaned with the self-clean function. But what the manual might not explain is how your stove top racks will look afterwards. Unfortunately, using the self-clean function with your stove-top racks leaves them discolored, causes them to lose their shine and makes them harder to slide in and out of the oven. It is wiser to take those stove-top racks out and clean them by hand.


1. Remove stove racks from the oven and place them in a sink filled with liquid dish soap and warm water. If the racks contain hard-to-remove baked-on food, leave them in the water to soak for 20 minutes before proceeding.

2. Scrub the stove-top racks with a sponge or steel wool until all food is removed.

3. Remove the stove-top racks from the soapy water and rinse with clear water.

4. Dry the stove-top racks with a clean, lint-free towel.

Tips Warnings

If stove top racks are extremely dirty, place them in a bathtub filled with hot water and soap. Let them sit overnight. In the morning all grime should be removed from the racks.

Never use oven cleaners to clean any part of a self-cleaning oven.