With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, clean and well maintained appliances are a must before you start you big cooking campaign. If you are going to use the self-clean function of your oven, don’t make the mistake a lot of homeowners do. Remove the cooking racks! That’s right, the racks are not meant to stay in the oven for the self-clean function. Wash the racks in hot soap and water, and they will be ready for service. This is especially true if you have the ball bearing slide out racks. Happy cooking!