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Old 11-07-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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How Do You Clean Your Oven Racks?

I have a self cleaning oven. It's doing the work now. But I don't like to leave my racks in there while it is on self clean.

How do you clean your oven racks?

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Old 11-07-2005, 01:44 PM   #2
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I soak them for a long time in hot hot soapy water and then
scrub scrub scrub. Have fun. lol!!
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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I leave mine in the oven during self clean.
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GB... do they turn a funky color when you do that? The directions that came with my oven said never to leave them in during a cleaning.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:51 PM   #5
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This was the oven that came with our house. It is probably from the 70's with the original racks so they are not sparkling new to look at to begin with, but they seem fine to me. I don't see anything obviously off about them.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:51 PM   #6
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I leave them in the oven during self-cleaning as well. Yes, the color darkens, but I'm willing to trade rack color for the elimination of cleaning by hand.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:58 PM   #7
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STUPID question alert!!!
I have a self cleaning oven. I have never done it. How do you use it? I know to move the arm over and all, but, do you put any cleaners in there?
Noramlly I use my hands and a scrubber.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:11 PM   #8
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Nope no cleaners. Just turn on the self clean and what it does is heats up the oven super hot. It basically just burns everything turning it all into dust. At the end of the cycle, once the oven has cooled down, just sweep out the dust.

It is best to do this during winter or a nice cold day
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:15 PM   #9
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You slide the arm over to lock the door shut. Then you activate the cleaning cycle. There should be either a cleaning button or setting depending on your stove. If you have the instruction book, that's your best bet.

My stove has digital controls and buttons. I press the "CLEAN" button and then the stove displays 4:00 hours as the cleaning time. I can change that or accept the 4:00 hours and press "'START"

Basically, there are three steps:

1. select the cleaning cycle
2. set the cleaning time
3. start the cycle

Some ovens have the arm to lock the door, others lock it automatically when you start the cycle.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:22 PM   #10
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I leave mine in the oven too. I don't really give a rip if they are darker. They are clean, thats all that matters.
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