This post has been updated with an even better cleaner here.

I’ve made the mistake in the past of turning on my self-clean oven with the racks still in it.

I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to, and let’s be honest – does anyone ever read the manual after purchase?

Turns out the reason you aren’t supposed to leave the racks in is because they will tarnish like this:

Okay, so there’s a little more than tarnish in there – I had a blueberry pie incident as well.

So I “Pinterested” (I’m using that as a verb) a solution and came up with these:

A LOT of them said to try the dryer sheet-Dawn technique.
 (Where you put your oven racks in the bathtub with 6-8 dryer sheets and a squirt of Dawn dish soap and leave overnight)

I did.

I let the racks soak for 2 days.

Okay, I forgot the racks were in the tub for 2 days.

Very little changed.  They were a bit cleaner – but let me show you the difference between the one that just soaked and the ones I used elbow grease and a little of this on…

For me – scrubbing had better results – but that’s for racks that are tarnished from being left in during the “self-clean cycle”.

The other route may work perfectly if you just have food splatters?

Just my two cents…

Have a great one!