I was getting ready to set my oven to "self cleaning", and thought- why can't I put my BBQ grates in there too? I looked it up and guess what- The Handyman actually recommended this tip in their October 2009 magazine as a way to clean your BBQ! Great minds think alike.
One thing I'm going to do is scrap off as much of the excess grease before putting them in the oven. I was thinking it would be really bad if the grease caught fire like it does on my grill! But if it works, my grill will look great for Thanksgiving. I decided to make grilled veggies and since the rest of the kitchen will be crowded- I'm going to step outside, catch some fresh air and grill the vegetables! (maybe with a glass of wine!)