How To Clean Stove Grates With Ammonia [VIDEO]
No homeowner likes a filthy stove that is full of grease.
However, most of these property owners are guilty of not regularly cleaning their dirty stove grates.
They want to clean the visible dirt and its surface.
That’s why, even though you tend these areas, you can feel the oiliness on the inside and outside of the stove.
So, if you’re the type of person guilty of doing this kind of practice, expect to have gunky and greasy stove grates.
In this article, we will give you enough information on how to clean stove grates with ammonia.
This procedure is one of the many methods you can use to remove the food residue and oil on your cooktop.
How To Clean Cast Iron Stove Grates With Ammonia
Ammonia is known for its effectiveness in removing stains and grime buildup from vegetable oils and animal fats, such as wine stains and grease.
Ammonia can evaporate quickly, so that it’s the most commonly used in cleaning stoves and glass.
Here’s how you properly clean your iron stove grates using ammonia.
- Two to three cups of ammonia.
- Trash bags that are large enough to fit the stove grate.
- Take out the stove top grate to your stove.
- If you have two stove grates, you should separate these two in a garbage bag.
- The scale at least two to three cups of ammonia and place it into the trash bag. However, measuring ammonia depends on how big your grate is. If the size of your stove grate is too large, you may need more ammonia.
- You don’t need to coat the whole stove in ammonia because it will not be effective. That’s because the ammonia itself will both melt and break down the dirt and grease from your stovetop.
- After putting the ammonia into the trash bag, make sure to tie it hard and put it somewhere outside your house, such as your backyard.
- Afterward, leave the grates in the bag with ammonia overnight or for eight to twelve hours. This chemical will give more time to break down the bacterias into the grate.
- Please remove your stove grates from the garbage bags and clean them with a rag or damp cloth.
- Remember, when you remove the grates from your trash bag, be careful not to sniff the ammonia fumes. Due to sitting on your grates overnight, the smell of the ammonia will be intensely strong. Your grates should look good as new since it’s soaked for a longer time. However, if there’s still some residue, you can wipe it out with used rags.
- Lastly, let the stove grates dry outside your home and place it back on your stove afterward.
How To Clean Gas Stove Grates
Stove grates should be regularly maintained in order to avoid excess grease or food leftovers on your cooktop.
That’s oils and grease can make your stovetop look disgusting, and we know that you don’t want that to happen.
So, don’t worry because you can follow the step-by-step procedure below to clean your gas stove grates effectively.
However, before starting this method, you need to grab some household things such as baking soda, liquid detergent, and hot water.
Ensure to follow the steps below carefully.
- First, let your gas stove grates be cool before you begin to do the procedure.
- Remove the grates from your gas stove.
- Next, place the cooktop grates on a basin or in your sink.
- Pour some hot water with soap into the basin or in your sink and completely immerse the gas stove grates. Get a liquid detergent for your soapy water to break down the oil on your stove grates.
- It would help if you left the grates for a longer time for the solution to be more effective.
- Now, measure at least two to three cups of baking soda, then coat it on the stove grate.
- When cleaning your gas stove grates, remember not to use any pointed objects to remove the grease and oils.
- Next, wash your gas stove grates with clean water and dry them off with a towel. By following these procedures, you can spot the difference from the earlier.
- Finally, place your clean stove back into the cooktop.
Cleaning Ceramic Stove Grates
Ceramic coatings are usually used on stove grates to upgrade their durability and appearance.
When cleaning stove grates, make sure to let them cool first to avoid cracking.
Also, only use mild detergent products to prevent injuring the grates.
- Put your ceramic stove into a basin. Use a degreaser spray and let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes.
- Afterward, wash the stove grates with hot water, put some soap into a wet sponge and scrub the cooktop to eliminate the grease.
- Rinse again with water, then let it dry before placing it on the stove.
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