The Easiest Way to Clean Oven Racks

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Cleaning your oven racks doesn't have to be a hassle. With a couple of household items, you can clean them quickly and easily.


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Tip: Clean your oven racks every few months so they don't become stained and rusty.

Step 1

Remove the oven racks and place them in a tub or shower.

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Step 2

Spray the racks liberally with vinegar.

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Step 3

Liberally pour baking soda all over the racks and let sit for 10 minutes.

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Step 4

Cover them with hot water and let sit for 10 minutes.


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Step 5

Use a scrub pad to remove grime, rinse and let dry.

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Step 6

Return the racks to the oven. Now you're ready to cook again with sparkling clean racks!

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Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.