The cleaning tips for stove burner grates that have been provided here will help you complete the task in a jiffy. Read on to know how to clean stove top grates.

How To Clean Stove Top Grates

If you are a person who loves to cook, then the stove must be an integral part of your life. Be it delicious pancakes, Spanish eggs or fried rice, it is your stove that helps you make everything. While most of us make sure to clean cook tops as well as the kitchen slabs on a regular basis, very few of us pay any attention to the stove top grates. The grates have to be cleaned regularly, in order to operate them properly. In fact, the grates bear most of the brunt of cooking, like getting splattered with oil, being covered with burnt-on food, and so on. However, cleaning stove burner grates is not too difficult, only you need to pay a little time and effort on them. Want to know more on how to clan stove top grates? The tips given below will definitely help you in the task.
Cleaning Stove Burner Grates
Things Needed
  • Dish Soap/ Abrasive Cleaner
  • Scouring Pad
  • Dish Towel
  • Covered Container, large enough to hold grates
  • 1/4 cup Ammonia
Method 1
  • First of all, you need to remove the burner grates from stove top. However, before doing this, make sure that they are cool enough.
  • Apply a small amount of dish soap or abrasive cleaner on the scouring pad.
  • Take the burner grates under hot water and scrub them thoroughly.
  • Now, rinse them until clean.
  • With the help of dish towel, dry the grates.
  • Put them back on the cook top. 
Method 2 (Heavily Soiled Grates)
  • After making sure that the stove grates are cool, remove them from the stove top.
  • Take a covered container and fill it with water, enough to cover the grates.
  • Add 1/4 cup ammonia to the water.
  • Put the grates in the container and let them soak for at least 3 hours.
  • Take out the grates from the container.
  • Wash them with warm, soapy water.
  • Now, rinse them with warm water.
  • With the help of dish towel, dry the grates.
  • Put them back on the cook top. 
  • If any acidic liquid falls on the hot burner grates, wipe them with a dry paper towel or cloth immediately. Wash them with soap and water after they have cooled down.
  • Porcelain enamel grates lose shine in time, due to continual exposure to high heat, no matter how well you take care of them.
  • Usually, porcelain enamel finishes are durable, but they can break in case of misuse.
  • Although the grates are acid-resistant, items like vinegar, fruit juices and tomato products have to be wiped off immediately. Otherwise, they can cause harm.
  • If no cookware is placed on the burner grate, do not turn the burner on. This can result in the chipping of the finish.
  • Always keep the reflector bowls of gas burners clean. They are more pleasing to look at and also the shiny surface makes cooking more efficient and enjoyable.

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