After using the self cleaning cycle on my oven, the racks never glide smooth and the finish inside the oven isn’t shiny any more, it’s kind of dull. Mostly the oven racks sticking really bothers me. Is there anything I can do to fix them and make the oven look new again?
It’s funny because I’ve never really thought about it but this totally bothers me too! I actually laughed when I got this question because I couldn’t believe that I’d never thought to fix the problem, I’d just dealt with it.
As soon as I read the question I thought of an answer and it’s a surprisingly simple solution, using common household items.
Here’s what you need:
- Dishwasher detergent, or another cleaner like Bar Keeper’s Friend
- Warm water
- Damp cloth
- Bar of glycerin soap or vegetable oil
Make sure to only use a small amount because if you use too much it will stink up the oven next time you turn it on.
If you’re in a bind and don’t have soap, or vegetable oil on hand, dryer sheets will also work. Using the same method, rub the dryer sheets along the sides of the oven racks to help them slide easier.
To get rid of the “dull” finish inside of the oven I have found that wiping the oven out with a damp cloth, or rag, gets rid of the smoky residue that’s left behind from the oven’s self cleaning setting.
If you still have have burnt residue and grime in your oven, even after running the self cleaning cycle, CLICK HERE to check out my post on how to clean your oven so it looks brand new!