The Easiest Way to Clean Oven Racks


Cleaning your oven racks doesn't have to be a hassle. With a couple of household items, you can clean them quickly and easily. (And don't just stop there! Try this homemade oven cleaning spray to give your oven a total cleaning makeover.)

For more easy and inspired home cleaning tips such as How to Clean Inside a Dishwasher and How to Naturally Clean a Smelly Drain, scroll to the end of this article.

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Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Scrub pad
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  • 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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