How to clean stove grates
YUK! Ever wonder how to get that grease and grime off of stove grates? Without scrubbing and a whole lot of elbow grease? Today, I am sharing how to clean stove grates, the easy way!
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We have been in our home for about 10 years now. Although, I like to consider myself a fairly clean and tidy homemaker, there are just some things that I have found impossible to get spotless. I have used windex, put the grates in the dishwasher, and even used Brillo pads. All to no avail. So today, I am sharing a magnificent and simple trick.
All you need is ammonia, a mask,gloves and a garbage bag.
As you can see, they are NOT too bad, however this grease and grime would not budge.
I used 1/4 cup of ammonia per grate. So 1/4 times 4. If your grate will fit in a zip-lock baggie, that is even better. Mine were too large so I put all four of them in a big garbage bag along with my ammonia. Tied it up, and let it sit over night in the laundry room. Also, recommended to put bag outdoors on a warm sunny day.
I recommend you using a paper mask and latex gloves while doing this project. Is it necessary, NO, but I personally do not care for handling and breathing in chemicals of any sort. Plus, these basics are good to have on hand. You never know when you want to do a spray paint project!
I was amazed at the crud at the bottom of the bag and how it basically just dissolved off on its own. Please DO not pick up the bag as though you would a regular garbage bag. I used two hands to handle these and had a good grip when handling the bag. These grates are heavy. DO NOT combine any other cleaning solution, just the ammonia. Clean up was simple, all I did was use a soapy sponge and hot water to rinse off.
Our stove looks shiny and new again! Thanks for stopping by today.
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