Even if you’re lucky enough to have a self-cleaning oven, you still have your oven racks to think about. They won’t clean themselves, and that means you have to tackle the chore by hand. Burnt-on food from your more adventurous cooking exploits and several dinners’ worth of grease will definitely put up a fight. It’s a task no one looks forward to, but it doesn’t need to be as tough as you think. There’s a little trick to cleaning your oven racks that will make your life a lot easier. If you want to get it done quickly, but still make sure your racks get clean, we have the solution.
The Green Cleaning Coach is our go-to resource for all of life’s messy situations. Not only does she have genius cleaning hacks, she also understands how important it is to clean using non-toxic and environmentally friendly methods. In this video, she shows us how to clean oven racks with just rubbing alcohol and an eco-sponge.
An eco-sponge is the environmentally friendly version of the traditional sponge. Most sponges are plastic-based and made with polyurethane, chemicals, and other synthetic materials that don’t break down. Because we throw out our sponges whenever they get too icky, they end up filling landfills and damaging the environment. An eco-sponge, on the other hand, is made from sustainable and biodegradable materials.
For your oven racks, an eco-sponge is a great tool for breaking up burnt-on food. The rubbing alcohol penetrates the grease, and the abrasive texture of the eco-sponge does the rest. A quick rinse afterward is all you need to get your oven racks clean and sparkly (until the next culinary mishap, that is).
Click the video below and learn how to clean oven racks the right way!
Even though this looks easy, I don’t think it will make me love cleaning oven racks! But like being a mom, there are some things we just have to do. What do you dislike cleaning the most in the kitchen? Let us know!