Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cleaning Gas Stove Grates

So, there are many wonderful things that I have found on Pinterest. One thing that I found a few weeks ago and finally took the time to test out this weekend was a method for cleaning gas stove grates (now if I could find one for cleaning the tops and sides of the sealed housings - I would be set).

One of my friends pinned it to her board and I repinned it after checking out the post on Pinching Your Pennies. I know that on more than one occassion, I have tried to clean the grates. Sure, you can get some of the gunk off, but there always seems to be that layer of built on uck, that just won't come clean no matter what you do.

Here is what the burner grates looked like before I started:

To clean a gas stove grate, slide the grate into a 1 gallon zip close bag. Add two or three tablespoons of ammonia and seal the bag.

Let sit, 12 hours or overnight. Remove from the bag (watch out the ammonia vapor is almost enough to knock you over), scrub with a scour pad and rinse.

Voila! Clean grates!

This new method for cleaning the grates on my stove works for me!


Faith and Family Reviews said...
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Faith and Family Reviews said...

Wow, that's an awesome solution! Wish I had known about it when I had my gas stove. We now have an electric one, so if you come up with a great solution for the place beneath the burners, please do share! I have those inserts that are horrendous to clean and I think I will just replace them as I saw those for $6 at the Family Dollar store!

P.S. Had to edit my comment b/c I forgot a part of my sentence!

SAHMmy Says said...

Thanks; my grandma has the same style grates -- will try the ammonia trick! I'm lucky to have the iron-type grates--simple run through the dishwasher cleans them easily.

Liberty said...

Oh i want to try this - but am allergic to ammonia - will experiment!

Bonni said...

Thanks for the great tip! And, thanks for commenting on my blog! Have a fun weekend! Bonni

Andi said...

I cleaned my whole stove top with Easy Off oven cleaner - burners and all. It got everything off really easy. It should get all those parts you couldn't get with the ammonia. Here's my before and after: http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/is-your-stove-filthy-too.html

Tati said...

I'm so trying this when I'm done working today! thank you!
Happy Holidays!