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How to Clean Oven Racks Naturally & Quickly

One of the things that always worries people when they enter their kitchen and open the oven, is seeing the grills. Hardened grease balls, black oven racks. We have found several methods dedicated to cleaning the accumulated fat and restoring the shine. They all obtain excellent results, so no longer is there a need to get stressed when you think of how to clean oven racks.

Clean oven racks

The natural form used requires:

  • 2 kitchen cloths that are no longer in use
  • Absorbent paper
  • Abundant hot water
  • 3 tablespoons of bicarbonate
  • 1 non-abrasive sponge
  • 1 container large enough for the grills to be submerged.


Place the kitchen cloths at the bottom of the container and then place the oven grills over them.

Pour the hot water into this container until the grates are covered by the water.

Spread the bicarbonate over the hot water and leave the grills in that container for about 6 hours. If you want to leave them in over night, that’s fine, but it won’t add much to the cleaning process.

After soaking, rub the grills with the sponge, the grease and dirt come out relatively easily.

With cold water, rinse the grids and let them drain, then dry them with the absorbent paper and put them in their place in the oven.

Clean oven racks with dryer sheets

This method uses these dryer leaves, that contain substances that are potentially harmful. When using them for cleaning the oven grills, you can use dishwasher liquid. Rub vigorously on each rod of the grill and on each joint, it’s a bit of an effort but you will get a good clean grills. We prefer any of the other methods, as we prefer to use natural products.

Clean oven racks with ammonia

First, we need to warn you when using ammonia, take extreme precautions. Never use it without dilution. Make a combination of one part of ammonia by three parts of water. Keep children and pets away from the house when cleaning. Finish the work and do not allow them near the cleaned area for at least 3 hours. During cleaning and afterwards, leave the windows and doors open so that the vapors and gases produced are ventilated.

Use Ammonia with hot water. When cleaning use good strong waterproof gloves (neoprene diving gloves work well) and a mask that covers your mouth and nose. Put the grills in the ammonia solution with water and I leave them to soak for about 4 hours. The ammonia is an excellent degreaser.

When you take them out of the solution, rub them with a sponge through all the joints and rods. After that wash the sponge and put it in the dishwasher. Rub the grills again, rinsing them with a lot of hot water and then with cold water. Finish this process by drying the grills with a dry cloth and put them back in the oven.

Clean oven racks with foil

Cleaning with this process, is the one we prefer. Have the following at hand:

  • Aluminum paper
  • 1 Large container
  • Hot water
  • Dishwasher
  • Old toothbrush
  • Sponge
  • Dry cloth


Wrap the oven grills in the aluminum foil and put them in the big container. For space reasons, doing this in bath works well. Pour hot water in the container with the grills until they are completely covered, and then add 250g dishwasher to the hot water. Leave the grills to soak, for 4 hours.

When the dishwasher comes into contact with the aluminum foil, it produces a chemical reaction that removes all the grease and dirt from the grills.

After waiting for 4 hours, take the grills out of the foil and rub them with the old toothbrush, then rinse them with plenty of cold water, and dry them with a dry cloth and take them to the oven, good as new.

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