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Self cleaning oven and racks


8:42 pm
April 5, 2009




Thanks applianceGuy, very detailed. -Miriam

1:12 pm
April 1, 2009




Post edited 7:12 pm – April 1, 2009 by ApplianceGuy
Post edited 7:13 pm – April 1, 2009 by ApplianceGuy

Here's a link to wikipedia on annealing

and a quote –

“…a material is altered, causing changes in its properties such as strength and hardness.  It is a process that produces conditions by heating to above the re-crystallization temperature and maintaining a suitable temperature, and then cooling.

12:49 pm
April 1, 2009





Thanks for your answer.  My racks have discolored slightly.

What's Annealing?  Will that weaken the racks?  I'm asking because I have already left them in a few times.

10:59 am
April 1, 2009

Dave in Pa.

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What will happen is they will discolor badly and not slide in or out properly. With the intense heat  of self cleaning (700 – 750 degrees) you are technically annealing the steel. GE Profile ranges are the only ranges that have a special coating that allows you to keep them in the oven during the self cleaning process. I hope this helps.

9:08 am
March 31, 2009




Thanks, I've often wondered if they would lose strength and durability.

5:32 pm
March 30, 2009

John S



The racks will become discolored and / or lose the silver-chrome appearance from the intense heat.

10:39 am
March 30, 2009




Hi – I've read that I should remove the racks from my oven be ore running the self cleaning cycle.  What would happen if I don't?  – Thanks in advance.

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