Cleaning Stove Top Grates

by Erin
12 Hours
Do your burner grates get full of sticky food residue? The stuff does not come off easily with soap and water, but I have found a solution that is extremely easy and effective!
Food and grease splatters create some rather disgusting looking burner grates. Here are mine prior to cleaning. I know. Gross!
To get them clean, you'll need some ziploc bags and ammonia. Ammonia smells terrible, so make sure you work in a well ventilated area.
Do you see these grates? Can you even believe they are the same ones that were covered in grease and grime? For the full tutorial, click HERE.

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  • Phyllis Jeffries Magazzu Phyllis Jeffries Magazzu on Mar 07, 2019

    Could you put the grates in a large covered plastic tote?

  • Gina Hanson Gina Hanson on Apr 03, 2019

    So would soaking some ammonia on the part of the stove top that the grates sit on work? It can't be removed, so I'm wondering about just soaking a washcloth in ammonia and spreading that out on the stove top. Or do you have a different idea for that?

  • Teri King Teri King on Jul 23, 2019

    How about oven racks? Any good ideas? I’m not real fond of those when I turnover units.

    Thank you 😊

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  • Kim Zeigler Kim Zeigler on Aug 20, 2015
    You can do this using a large trash bag and the grates for your outdoor grill. Gets them really clean.

  • Erin, you're a genius. I had your name confused on IG... As organic... Not organized. My bad! So sorry...but turns are both!!! This is truly a great tip. 😊😊

    • Erin Erin on Aug 21, 2015
      @Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog No worries. Although I don't eat organic nor buy organic clothing, when it comes to cleaning, I'm all about creating my own solutions. It's so much safer for the kids, and I hate breathing in horrendous fumes (with the exception of this post... oops... ammonia really does have the most pungent smell.)