How To Clean Oven Racks?

When you open the oven door, are you surprised by the greasy oven rack? The self-cleaning feature really makes the inside of your oven look like new again. However, to avoid damaging the shelves, it is best to disassemble them for cleaning. Oven racks don’t require a lot of effort, just some simple skills and patience. In this article, we’ll share how to clean your oven rack. You’ll get clean oven racks ready for your next meal.

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How to clean oven racks with baking soda and dish soap?

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1 Make the cleaning solution. Mix hot water and dish soap in a bathtub or large basin. Generally speaking, add 1/4 cup of dish soap to 3 liters of hot water. Add 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda. This ratio can be adjusted depending on how dirty the oven rack is.

2 Soak. Completely immerse oven racks in hot water. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes. If the oven rack is very dirty, consider extending the soaking time.

3 Rinse. After soaking, scrub the oven racks with a clean sponge. Finally, rinse the oven racks thoroughly with clean water. Run the faucet to rinse the oven racks, making sure all the dish soap and dirt are rinsed away.

4 Dry. Use a clean towel to wipe any moisture from the surface of the oven racks. Alternatively, you can place the oven rack in a ventilated area to let it dry naturally.

Tip: Line the bottom of the tub with a towel to protect the china from scratches on the shelves.

How to clean oven racks with baking soda and vinegar?

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1 Prepare the cleaning solution. Prepare 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup white vinegar. Place the oven rack into the tub or pot. Pour the baking soda followed by the white vinegar onto the oven rack.

2 When the white vinegar and baking soda are mixed, you will see bubbles forming. At this time, add hot water to soak the oven rack. Make sure the hot water covers every part and let soak for at least half an hour.

3 Use a sponge or brush to gently wipe the surface of the oven racks to help remove dirt.

4 After cleaning, rinse the oven racks thoroughly with clean water.

5 Use a clean towel or allow the oven rack to air dry in a well-ventilated area.

Other cleaning methods

1 Clean the oven racks with a mixture of baking soda and laundry detergent. The specific cleaning steps are the same as above.

2 Place the oven rack into the tub or sink. Add hot water and add half a cup of dish soap. Add a few dryer sheets to the tub and stir the solution. Dryer paper has a certain adsorption capacity and can absorb grease and residue on the surface of the oven rack.

How often should I clean my oven racks?

How often you clean your oven racks depends on how you use your oven. Generally speaking, it is recommended to deep clean oven racks every 2-3 months. If you use your oven a lot, or bake meat in it, you may need to clean it more frequently. It’s best to clean once a month. A simple daily wipe down can help your oven racks stay cleaner longer.

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