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Old 11-15-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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No oven racks...what do I do?

I recently moved into a new apartment and the oven came without any racks! Is there something else I can use until I can find some racks?

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Old 11-15-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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got a BBQ grill rack?

how about a metal Draining rack for the plates and dishes?
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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Go to an appliance store with the oven name and model # and ask for racks.
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call the super and tell him your oven is not useable!!
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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call the super and tell him your oven is not useable!!
Yeah; if you're renting, you need to make this the landlords problem and not your own.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:20 PM   #6
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Might be a tad hard to find in Key West. Find the make and model to locate some online, or if you're good at measuring, take some measurments to find some that way.

....or, let the landlord deal with it.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:24 PM   #7
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Well if you need to bake something imidiately just use on of those big foil pans upside down on the bottom, poke few hole s thru in the bottom and then put whatever you are baking on the top.

But yes definitely complain to landlord and have them give you a new stove. Good luck.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:26 PM   #8
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Do you have a toaster oven to use until you get new racks?

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:42 PM   #9
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yeah i will have to call the landlord, in the mean time, how about a metal cooling rack?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:44 PM   #10
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That would work to get the pan up in the air so heat can circulate around the pan. However, it may leave the pan too close to the bottom where the heat comes from and could cause burning on the bottom of the pan.
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take the metal grill of an air-con and wash it, I`ve done that before :)
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:55 PM   #12
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Maybe, except I don't have an air-conditioner! :)
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:38 PM   #13
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Use a couple of bricks to raise the rack up off the oven floor.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:48 PM   #14
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Write a note to your landlord telling them this - then walk it down to the office and tell them your oven doesn't have any racks - and hand them the note! Chances are - they have another vacant unit they can steal the racks from.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:06 PM   #15
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Write a note to your landlord telling them this - then walk it down to the office and tell them your oven doesn't have any racks - and hand them the note! Chances are - they have another vacant unit they can steal the racks from.
Yep,the landlord needs to take care of it ,its not up to you to fix the problem with your own money.Let them know the holidays are comming up and the racks are needed.But tell them in a nice way you will get better results.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:38 PM   #16
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Carolyn, this is not for you to take care of. Definitely contact your landlord and have him/her get some racks for you. You shouldn't have to shoulder the responsibility of doing this.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:06 PM   #17
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First, what sort of creep takes the oven racks when they move out?

Sounding off complete, if this is a rental, it is the landlord's problem 100 percent.

But trying to get many landlords to actually take care of a problem like this can, at least in my experience, be a tedious and frustrating problem. If your water does not work, they gotta do something. But many may not move too fast to correct your absent oven racks.

Like the idea of getting the landlord to grab one from an empty rental if there is one available, but that may not be an option.

If this is a rental with several other units, there may be someone who has two racks in their oven and never uses more than one. Maybe you could ask about borrowing one. Particularly if you need the oven for T-day.

If this is your own place would try to get the model number, or at least the measurements of the needed, and see if you can find a replacement, even on the web.

As a last resort there are folks who weld things together and could probably make one or two.

That's all I got. Good luck.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:19 AM   #18
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Do you not have a second-hand stove retailer or a junk-man you can approach. Things like stoves are sold for junk metal and you might find that they can give you one or two for nothing or not much anyway. You can always sterilise them if you have any concerns about the dealers!! Likewise, we have road-side collections where people put junk on the footpath/verge/nature strip (take your preferred term) and people take what they want. Or contact the manufacturer and see if they can help you. Some do it out of the goodness of their heart just to create goodwill with the customers.

Definitely approach your landlord but at the same time try other methods. I wouldn't want to rely on a landlord for my Thanksgiving dinner!!
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