How do you clean your gas burners that have burnt on junk? I just want to get that junk off the burners. They light OK.
I too had bad Grime on my grates for my gas stove. I took a gallon-size Ziploc bag put 1 grate in each bag and put 1/4 cup ammonia in the bag turn the bag upside down and left overnight. The next morning I scrub them and low and behold they are gray again. Make sure you wash them very good after. I ran mine through the dishwasher.
Put them in a plastic bag with ammonia in it. Be carful of the fumes but if you let them siak in it that black build up will come right off
I tried this. IT MAKE THEM WORSE. Didn't help to remove burnt on grime at all but also made metal craze, so have thrown the lot in the bin and will have to buy new set of burner. So please be aware.
We recently purchased a home that had been rental property. The gas burner grates are filthy with burned on food. I have tried the combo of Dawn dish soap with white vinegar and baking soda; bought a so-called restaurant product used for difficult cleanup jobs called "Greased Lightening"; Brillo scrub pads, and on and on. I don't recall everything I've tried, but they still look awful.
I am embarrassed for other people to see them so dirty, like it doesn't matter to me. Any helpful suggestion of specific product(s) would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance of your helpful suggestions or information.
By Miriam K.
Have the same problem here, though not as bad as yours. And like you, I tried many products, techniques, & so forth.
So I've gotten them as clean as possible, with still visible burn markings, dry black lines, & more. But I clean them once a week, usually with a combo of baking soda/ peroxide/vinegar-water mix. Also soak the center caps along with the dials every so often.
Like you, I don't care for the look of older gas grates & porcelain surrounds. (BTW, my parents had a flat white porcelain electric burner, & despite all their efforts to clean & even soak them under paper towels overnight, like the gas burners it still looked very used, if that's any consolation.)
Ultimately what I did was chose an unused cabinet door roughly the size of the entire top - still hinged - & cover it the entire thing up. And I have the benefit of another countertop space to use as I want. Cutting any board to same length & width would have worked instead.
I know that's not the answer you want, but you might just have to live with them. Good luck with them regardless,
Please how do I clean my burner holes at home
If they are old with too much stubborn stains, just buy spares which are available easily, to make the stove look reasonably in good condition and start maintaining the cleanliness as you need.
The members here seem to know how to clean everything. I am having a big problem cleaning the burners for my gas stove. I have tried soaking, SOS pads, and they clean to a point.
Any suggestions on getting all the baked on grease off will be most appreciative. I am having a service man repair my over the stove microwave and don't want them to think I never clean the stove. Thank you everyone.
By Barbara from Youngstown, OH
I spray oven cleaner on the entire top of the stove. Spray the grates and burners as well. (Make sure you do not spray the oven cleaner on the top back clock digital area.) Leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wipe the oven cleaner off with a hot wet rag. If you still have some burnt food here and there use a magic sponge with simple green then wipe with a micro rag. At the end I spray the top with glass cleaner to give it a nice shine with no smear marks. Another tool I use is a "Sonic Scrubber" to get in between small areas. This sounds like a lot to do but it is really easy and cheaper then running your self-cleaning oven just to clean the grates and burners.
I put my gas stove burners and grates in a large ziplock bag with a little ammonia in it and let it soak overnight. The baked on grease practically just washes off! Very little scrubbing! You can use 4 ziplock bags and do all your burners at once, but I take a few days and use the same ammonia. It looks dirty, but I think the fumes are what lifts off the grease. I wish I had discovered this years ago...I have been scrubbing these for years.
Also, WD40 (a spray) lubricant will get your greasy stove hoods spotless too. Just spray and wipe off with a paper towel. Easy!
Totally Awesome will clean your stainless steel without scratching and very little elbow grease. Just spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it off with a sponge or wash cloth.
I want to clean the aluminum rings around my gas burners, but I can't get them out. The screws are rusty. Any suggestions please?
By Chloe I. from Cairns QLD Australia
Product called PB Blaster. Soak with spray on product, let it set for about and try to undo the screws. May take more than 1 try if they are really bad.
I'm not answering but I have the same problem. Oven cleaner makes it all look like new. I've removed one of the aluminium rings and cleaned underneath but the others have very difficult/corroded screws I can't remove.
What about the fumes when you burn that burner?
I have a gas stove; underneath the grates is a round aluminum piece and it is getting burnt brown grease on it. How can I get this off of it? I can't seem to take it apart from the stove.
You can contact the manufacturer's website-customer service to ask how to clean the stove and it's parts.
This should come right off. Maybe it is stuck on with grease.
Put your grimy burner grate into a gallon-sized zipper lock bag along with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Close the bag and let it sit overnight. The fumes will dissolve and loosen years worth of crud. Wipe it all off the grates with a sponge or rag. They come out looking like new!
I wish I tried this before I bought new ones!
I have a black enamel fast stove. The two front burners have charred grease and when I clean what will come off around the burners it has left dry dull areas. How can I remove all the charred buildup and make the stove top shiny like the rest of it? The dry dull spots are driving me crazy. I heard from the store I purchased it from that after I clean it I should polish it with car wax, but I'm a little nervous. Any suggestions? Thanks.
No don't waist your time with car wax. I also have a black stove. It was my Mom's stove and is now over 60 years old. First do not use anything that will scratch it like those sponges that have a rough side. My husband scratched the daylights out of Mom's stove because he always used those even when I begged him not to. Just use a mix of water, a little ammonia, and a drop or two of Dawn Dish Soap. Spray that on then wipe off. If you have a real stubborn area, spray a little Easy Off Oven Cleaner on the spot, wait about ten minutes then wipe off. Only use the one in the blue can, the one in the yellow can is nasty. After you wiped the stove off, get a soft cloth that has been sprayed with Lemon Oil. Wipe the stove down again using the Lemon Oil. It will shine forever after that and after sixty years, still look new. The heat from your stove or burners might make the Lemon Oil smoke a tiny bit but it doesn't smoke allot or stink bad. Like I said, I have been using it for many years.
I have a gas stove that takes forever to cook everything. I have one burner that seems to work better. I have to switch everything around to the one burner that gets the hottest to finish cooking each dish.
By Janie P
Burners do get old and need to be replaced. It is not to expensive for an electric stove, but I am really not sure about a gas stove. I think I would google that one to be sure they are not just dirty and need cleaning.
Don't know. My mother bought her stove in 1950 and had it until Hurricane Katrina flooded it in 2005. Never had a problem with any of the burners.
We had the same problem which was caused by an old gas inlet connection at back of the stove and very cheap to have repaired.
I clean my stovetop with oven cleaner. Spray it on and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then wipe off. It melts all the greasy dried on cooking messes with minimal effort. I have found that the cheaper dollar store brands (like Family Dollar brand) of oven cleaner work even better than brand name Easy-Off.
I going to try the baking soda on the sinks. I get the large bag at Sam's. Thanks for the ideal.
I guess I had the flame too high on the burner. Now it's black and brown. I have used the things suggested, but cannot get it off. Can someone help me. Thanks.
Have you tried making a paste of baking soda and water? Use it like you would cleanser. Also, you might want to try a credit card as a scraper if the burn is thick like burned on food. But as jeff Campbell from the Clean Team warns, always use a plastic scraper with liquid like water to prevent scratching. The water works as a lubricant.
Use a low grade sand paper.
Do you take the gas burners off to clean them? If so how?
By R Chatman
You just pick them up. They aren't attached so much as just sitting there to keep the pots and pans from sitting directly on the part that the flames come out of.
How do you clean burners? I have used too many grease removing cleansers, but they have not worked. And when I turn on the burner, it doesn't light on.
How do I clean the burners on a gas stove?