A few months back I decided to run the Self Clean on my oven.
I'd not done a self clean in an oven in years. We don't bake that much, but it was ready for a cleaning.
About half-way through I decided to read the directions.
Remove racks??? Oh no!!! I left them in. I stopped the self clean, but by that time it was too late.
Result -- Ash colored rack that don't slide in and out without sticking.
Since we don't bake that often, we had not replaced them; but every time I open up the oven and see the result of my not reading the directions (or not intuitively knowing that I should remove the racks), I feel bad that I ruined our new oven.
I ordered new racks today and should have them next week. I can't wait!! Guilt be-gone!!