Asked on Aug 19, 2019

How do you clean cast iron electric stove top grates?

Holly Bertone | Pink FortitudeCynthia HPeggy Burnette


3 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Aug 19, 2019

    Hi Mary, this is Peggy. Hope this helps you clean your stove top grates. Soak grates and caps in a slightly diluted solution of liquid cleanser and scour with a non-metallic soap filled pad. Place the grates and caps in a sealed bag or covered container with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Let sit 3 hrs up to overnight to loosen soil. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft, clean cloth. Gas Range and Cooktop - Cleaning Grates and Burner Caps

  • Cynthia H
    on Aug 19, 2019

    Do you have picture? I ask because the electric stoves I've had over the years had either an electric coil with a drip pan under it or a smooth glass top. Gas stoves often have cast iron grates. So if I seem unsure it's because I am. A picture or more information would be helpful!

    • Cynthia H
      on Aug 19, 2019

      Thanks! Okay I know a couple of ways, one stronger than the other. For regular cleaning, after they cool off, scrub with soapy water and a non metallic scrub pad and then dry. If build-up remains, make a paste of baking soda, let dry and then scrub off. The second way works really well, but uses ammonia. Seal the ammonia and burner in a plastic bag. Soak overnight and scrub it and rinse the next day. Thanks for the additional info!

  • Hi Mary - This is a great tutorial on how to clean, season, and care for cast iron skillets (and will work on the stove top grates too). Hope it helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

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