How to Clean Oven Racks With No Chemicals

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If you have grimy or dirty oven racks, here's how you can clean them without harsh chemicals, using basic ingredients from your cupboards such as vinegar and baking soda. Just follow these easy steps below to get your oven racks clean and ready for your next meal.

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Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Scouring pad

  • Spray bottle

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1. Place racks into a bathtub

Remove the rack from your oven and place in a bathtub or a basin large enough to fit the entire rack.

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Let's start the cleaning process...

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2. Spray the racks with vinegar

Fill your spray bottle with vinegar, then liberally spray the rack.

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3. Sprinkle on baking soda

Next, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over the racks to coat them.

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That fizzing means its cleaning power is being unleashed!

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4. Let racks soak in water

Fill the tub or basin with hot water, ensuring that the rack is fully submerged. Leave it to soak for 10 minutes (or longer). You'll notice some of the built-up food residue start to melt away.

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5. Scrub the racks

Remove the racks from the water, then scrub off the softened gunk and grime. If extra cleaning power is needed, coat with more vinegar and baking soda before scrubbing.

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Repeat steps 3 and 4 as needed until your racks are sparkling clean!

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