I don’t know how to clean oven trays. I’ve never had to clean one before. Can you give me some tips, please?
Bettina Santos, El Paso
Oven trays and racks are easy to stain and hard to clean. Baked-on food and grease build up quickly but take some effort to remove. If you want to see an in-depth guide on how to clean oven trays and more, check out this article: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-clean-an-oven-from-the-stove-top-to-between-the-glass-in-the-door/
One of the best ways to clean an oven is to use baking soda. It’s a gentle abrasive that won’t scratch up metal appliances or glass cooktops.
Mix up a solution of four tablespoons baking soda into 16 ounces of water. Spray this onto the stained surface and let it sit for a couple of hours. Then wipe it off with a sponge or microfiber cloth. You may need to repeat this step a couple of times.
If you want a stronger solution for tough stains, you can add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the mix. Lemon juice will have a similar effect with a more pleasant scent. In fact, vinegar is a natural disinfectant that’s ideal for cleaning kitchen surfaces.
For the simplest oven cleaning solution, clean an oven with vinegar steam. Let a glass container filled with vinegar sit in the oven at a low temperature overnight. The steam will loosen stuck-on grime and you can wipe it away in the morning.
Instead of a spray, you can also make a creamy paste for scrubbing and cleaning oven racks. Combine water and baking soda, or vinegar and baking soda. Let it sit for a few minutes on a stain, then rub it off with a microfiber cloth or sponge.
Instead of a homemade paste or solution, some people use a regular oven cleaner for cleaning their oven racks and trays. Look for a cleaner labeled as “fume-free.”
Hope you found the perfect cleaner for your oven trays. Let us know what you used.