Cleaning oven racks is not a particularly glamorous job but if you take pride in your cooking you will get it done. What has dirty oven racks got to do with cooking, I hear you ask? Depending how grubby an oven is, the old greasy, burnt-in oil and food particles can cross-contaminate the flavours and aromas of freshly prepared food. Have you ever gone out of the house after roasting potatoes and on return home you are greeted by a pungent smell of heated cooking oil that just hangs in the air? Well that is similar to what is going on in your oven every time you turn it on and start heating it up – you start burning off all those oil splatters, baked-on-grease, sticky grime and ashen food. There are steps you can take to prevent liquids bubbling over and oil splatters. Covering the bottom oven tray with tin foil and putting a lid on food you know is going to bubble over, will minimise the number of times that you need to clean your oven and racks. With all things ‘a stitch-in-time-saves-9’ so the more frequently you clean your oven racks the quicker the task will take and the better the outcome. When you need to bring shine and glamour to your oven, cleaning oven racks need not involve a lot a sweat and sore hands. All you need to do is remove your oven racks, place them in a clear bag and spray on an oven cleaning product. Wait 12 hours, wipe, rinse and put the racks back into the oven. It really is that easy! For the best outcome the oven racks should be warm to the touch when you spray on the oven rack cleaner.
Cleaning oven racks with Mrs Gleam’sMrs Gleam’s oven rack cleaner kit is non-caustic. The kit includes a formula, nozzle spray head and bag . Cleaning oven racks simply involves applying the solution, soaking the racks in the bag, wait 12 hours for the solution to really get to work, wipe clean (for caked on old grime you may need a little help from a pot scourer to wipe clean) and put the racks back in your oven. The clear oven rack bags means you can watch the solution get to work.
Many customers have said they detest cleaning oven racks and internal surfaces of their oven because they hate the after effects of an oven cleaned with caustic chemicals. Mrs Gleam’s oven cleaner is non-caustic which means it won’t release a noxious smell, has no burning sensation to the skin and won’t tarnish kitchen work tops. I even use Mrs Gleam’s oven cleaner to remove burnt on cheese or grease on cooking trays – spray on, leave for a few hours, wipe and then give them a quick wash and rinse.
There is no need to run a hot bubble bath to soak your racks overnight (and risk the racks scratching the enamel surface of your bath!) or put them in a black bin bag and drench them in ammonia.
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