You know when you go to clean your oven, especially the self clean oven, and you go to put your racks back in, and they are a little laggy and stiff??? Well, if you put a little olive oil on paper towel, and rub each end with the oil, slide them back in the oven. They glide right back in! Voila!!
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Put your grill racks (or oven racks) in a plastic garbage bag and spray with oven cleaner. (Do this outdoors to avoid fumes, and be sure to wear gloves.) Then wrap the bag around the racks, seal with a twist tie and leave it sit overnight. In the morning the gunk will sponge right off.
If you soak your baking dishes, oven racks or anything else that gets that baked on grime, soak overnight in a tub of some hot water and washing powder. Give it a wash the next day with normal detergent and all the grime is gone without scrubbing. Great for BBQ racks as well!
To get baked-on food off a glass pan or an oven rack, use dishwashing liquid and a ball of foil in place of a steel-wool soap pad, says Mary Findley, president of the cleaning-products developer Mary Moppins. It's one way to recycle those used but perfectly good pieces of foil you hate to throw out. 432
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