Have you ever taken a close look at the burner grates on your gas stove? They can be pretty disgusting as they tend to get a build-up of grease, crumbs, and burnt-on pieces of food. If you are wondering how to clean those burner grates, I found a solution… and it works like magic!
If your gas stove burner grates look like the one above, don’t fret; there is a very simple way to remove all that greasy grime.
What You Need to Clean Burner Grates
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- Baking Sheet
- Ammonia– note of caution, do not mix ammonia with any other cleaner or bleach!!!
- Gallon Sized Freezer Bags
- A covering for you nose (preferable, but not necessary)
I know I’ve stressed avoiding the chemically smell of cleaning products, and today, I admit, we’re using the worst smelling stuff… ammonia. I highly recommend covering your nose while using it, and use it where it’s well ventilated. However, this stuff works wonders at breaking down all that grime! (If anyone knows of a product that works just as well without the smell, I’m all ears).
Here’s a picture of my grates prior to cleaning… nasty!
How to Clean Burner Grates
Take one grate and put it into a Ziploc bag, then add 1/4 cup ammonia. The ammonia does not have to be touching the entire grate. Seal the bag and put it on a baking sheet. For some reason, at least one of my bags always leaks a little, so the baking sheet catches any drips. Do this for each grate, and let them sit overnight.
The next morning, you’ll want to grab that mask again and open up the windows. Pull the grates out of the bags and rinse them with warm water. A lot of the grime will rinse right off, but you will need to use a dish cloth or non-scratch scour pad to gently rub off the burnt-on stuff. When you’re done, your grates will look brand new.
Look at how shiny and clean those things are! Like I said… magic! Here’s a close up…
and here’s another one from a little further away.
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