Clean Your Gas Cook Top Burner Grates

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by SusieQusie

I had tried most everything to clean the porcelain enamel grates on my cooktop with little success. Then I read the use & care guide that came with the cooktop. How simple is this! NOTE: I used a plastic trash bag with a tie top. When entering this "recipe", a plastic bag wasn't recognized but a ziploc was. Ignore that "ingredient" ;-)

Top Review by CIndytc

Wow is this a great recipe or what! I have a gas stove that has all grates over the whole top of I was cleaning the oven and thought I should try this recipe for the top grates and throw in the oven grates in too....did it outside (it was 35 degrees) in a big garbage bag and I put about 1/2 cup in as it was a big bag...let it sit out on the stones in the driveway about an hour...and had to get out the hose to rinse them off before bringing in...but what a difference! Great recipe....thanks

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup ammonia
  • 1 ziploc bag


  1. Place grates (and burner caps if you want) in a plastic bag.
  2. Pour in ammonia. (the parts will NOT be submerged - the fumes do the cleaning).
  3. Tie up the bag & wait 30 minutes.
  4. Remove grates & rinse away the ammonia & cooked on food. ( Some of the really caked on residue may require minimal scrubbing but most will dissolve from the ammonia fumes.)
  5. ** I did this outside but it would work just as well with the bag in your sink. Tip - turn the bag top away from you when opening as the fumes will plume out.

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