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How to Clean Stove Top Grates

How to Clean Stove Top Grates - Proline Range Hoods

Set your stove top grates in individual garbage bags along with 2-3 cups of ammonia and let them sit overnight. The ammonia will break down the grime on your stove top grates.

Just like your stove top, your stove top grates also require frequent cleaning. Over time, they will accumulate baked-on grease and other tough stains.

If you don’t clean your stove top grates often enough, they’ll make your stove top dirty too. Dirt and other baked food will just fall from the grates onto your stove top, then burn and stain it.

The cleaning process for your stove top grate may seem like a pain; they are large, awkwardly shaped, and most don’t fit in your dishwasher. If they will fit and are dishwasher-safe, try that first and then the method outlined above for whatever else is still stuck to it.

But, it’s not as hard as you think! Check out this article for a few easy steps on how to clean your stove top grates!

How to Clean Stove Top Grates

What You Need

  • 2-3 cups of ammonia
  • Garbage bags (large enough to fit one of your stove top grates)

1. Remove your stove top grates from your stove.

2. Set each grate into individual garbage bags.

Don’t tie off the garbage bag yet. We’ll do this in step three.

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3. Measure at least two cups of ammonia and pour it into the bag.

Two cups is just an approximation – depending on the size of the grate, you may need more ammonia. No need to coat the entire stove top grate in ammonia; after all, that wouldn’t be cost effective at all. The fumes from the ammonia, and the ammonia itself, will both break down the grease and dirt. Since the grates are being left in the bag overnight, this gives the ammonia fumes more than enough time to soak into the grate.

Once you pour the ammonia into the bag, tie it off so it is airtight and place them in your garage or somewhere outside your home.

4. Let the trash bags set overnight or for eight to 12 hours.

This will allow the fumes to build. Even the toughest stains on your stove top grate will be easily removed after it sits overnight.

5. Remove the stove grates from the bags and wipe them with a damp cloth.

When removing the grates from the bag, be careful to not inhale the ammonia fumes. The smell will be incredibly strong since the grates were sitting overnight. When you take the grates out, you shouldn’t even need to wipe any burned food or other residue off. They should look as good as new.

But, after sitting overnight, the grates will smell strongly of ammonia. Wipe them with a damp cloth to reduce the harsh ammonia smell.

6. Dry the stove grates thoroughly and set them back on your stove.

How to Clean Your Stove Top

While your stove grates soak in the ammonia, you may as well clean your stove top too! The good news is, for this strategy, you won’t need to wait overnight. All you need is some baking soda and vinegar. Check out this article for a step-by-step guide on how to clean your stove top.

How to Clean Stove Drip Pans

Drip pans are often one of the most neglected parts of your stove. In fact, you may have forgotten about them until you saw this article or pulled your cooktop grates off to clean them! If you fit that description, check out this quick five-minute video below.

Best Stove Top Cleaner

Occasionally, homemade cleaners such as ammonia, vinegar, and baking soda don’t quite get the job done. If you’re looking for a premade stove top cleaner, check out these Amazon products below.

How to Clean Black Gas Stove Top

Your black gas stove top is especially prone to scratches – not only that, but any stain from an abrasive cleaner will be very noticeable. A great non-abrasive cleaner to use is baking soda and vinegar. Simply sprinkle baking soda over the tough stains on your stove top and spray them with vinegar. After a couple of minutes, wipe softly with a damp cloth and you’re done!

For more on how to clean your black stove, check out this article.

Thanks for stopping by the Proline blog. Take a look at some of our other cleaning articles below.

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