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Cleaning Oven Racks with Dishwasher Tablets

Cleaning Oven Racks with Dishwasher Tablets

The oven is an enclosed heated compartment used for cooking food, especially baking or roasting. They allow heat to penetrate the food fully, cooking it thoroughly without burning or overcooking it, resulting in better texture since it is neither dry nor soggy. 

While these appliances are ideal for baking sweet and savory dishes, including cakes, cookies, bread, and pies, dealing with dirty oven racks can often be daunting for any cook. 

Yes, that is correct! All the spills and splatters on the racks can build up over time, leading to unpleasant odors when the oven is hot or during longer cooking. Additionally, these grimy racks not only affect the efficiency of your appliance but also compromise the flavor and quality of your dishes. 

Luckily, there is a simple and easy solution to cleaning oven racks and removing all the tough, baked-on food particles and greases: washing oven racks in a dishwasher

Yes, you have read it correctly! Among the various uses of dishwasher tablets, such as brightening faded whites and shining stainless steel, you can now transform how you clean your oven racks look and elevate your cooking experience. 

So say goodbye to scrubbing tirelessly with harsh chemicals and get ready to discover the secret of cleaning oven racks with dishwasher tablets

Can oven racks go in the dishwasher?

Always check your dishwasher's manufacturer's manual for instructions on whether or not oven racks can be placed in the dishwasher. 

If the oven rack cannot be fitted inside the appliance, fret not. There’s another way to clean it using dishwasher detergent. Continue reading the article to learn more about this method. 

Cleaning oven racks in the bathtub using dishwasher tablets

Follow the steps below to clean oven racks using dishwasher tablets, aluminum foil, and a bathtub: 

  1. Fill the bathtub with warm water to the point where you can completely submerge the oven racks. 
  2. Throw in a Finish Ultimate All-in-1 tablet and let it dissolve in the bathtub. 
  3. Wrap aluminum foil around the oven rack, in and out of the rungs. 
  4. Submerge the wrapped oven rack in the bathtub and let it soak for 2 to 3 hours. 
  5. Drain all of the water from the bathtub. 
  6. Remove the aluminum foil from the oven rack and wipe it down to remove the loosened grime and grease. 
  7. Lastly, rinse the oven racks. 

Dishwasher tablets are a convenient way to clean your oven racks, but you must know and avoid a few common mistakes with dishwasher tablet usage

Frequently Asked Questions

Oven racks are generally dishwasher safe, so if your dishwasher has enough space to accommodate them, this can be a time-saving, easy way to clean them.

You can clean oven grates and caps in the dishwasher as long as they are enamel-coated on the bottom. Also, not everything is dishwasher-safe. Learn about things you should never put in a dishwasher.

Dishwasher tablets, such as Finish Ultimate All-in-1, contain enzymes and surfactants that remove tough, baked-on food particles and grease, making them an excellent choice for cleaning oven racks.