thanks for the pasta spillover idea! however i plan to scour 1 of the 4 grates to see if i can take the smooth finish off. i note the bottoms are rough which is how the tops ought to be. being the pots and pans slide so easily, i get concerned one may take a flying leap w/ hot food in it and be all over the place.
i love the oven as it is perfectly level and right on the temp i set it for, so my cakes, casseroles, and meats have come out great so far. Baking cookies is always a good test too.
well off to scour a grate and see......