Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is so easy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • powdered laundry detergent
  • water


  1. Take racks out of your oven. Turn on your self cleaning oven (if you don't have a self cleaning oven it's OK just clean the racks the same way), put Hot water into your bathtub (about 5 to 8 inches) & 1/2 to 3/4 cup of powdered laundry detergent, swish around, put in racks, let sit, by the time your oven is done (about 3 hours) your racks will be clean, wipe down (use fingernail to pop/peel off the really bad spots if there are any, maybe use a toothbrush to get into the tight spots and rinse, spray in your favorite tub cleaner and clean your tub as you normally would. Perfect! Three chores done in one (oven clean, racks clean and bathtub clean). Once you find out how easy it is to clean those nasty racks you will never have to scour, scrape, get steel fibers from SOS pads in your fingers or buy expensive cleaners that DON'T work again! LOL!


Most Helpful

I put 2 old towels in the bath tub to prevent scratching, looked at the oven racks...they was a REAL sorry sight...threw in 1/2 cup of amonia and let them soak. Fantastic results. Didn't even need the wire brush or phenumatic drill...just a couple of "pop-it-off" patches and, would you believe, shiny stainless steel appeared. Too easy, too cheap. Thankyou for sharing.

robyn win October 24, 2008

To be honest I didn't really think this would work. I also put a little amonia in with the detergent and let soak for about six hours (had to play Dominos with some friends). To my surprise I had to scrub a few places that has been stuck on forever, but for the most part the racks came clean. Thanks for such a great idea. I will be doing this from now on.

Connie Lea September 17, 2009

Worked like a charm! Getting a yukky chore done with virtually no effort was an absolute gift. Thank you!!

highcotton November 21, 2009

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