Cleaning the Burners on a Gas Stove

Food particles and grease build up on gas stove burners can effect your cooking and be unsightly. A clean burner will help with even heat distribution and the efficiency of your stove. This is a guide about cleaning the burners of a gas stove.


June 15, 2016 Flag
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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.

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August 16, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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September 22, 20160 found this helpful

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

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September 30, 20160 found this helpful

February 1, 2014 Flag
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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.

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February 4, 20140 found this helpful
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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,


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June 20, 20160 found this helpful

Please how do I clean my burner holes at home

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September 16, 20160 found this helpful

September 10, 2016 Flag
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I used Easy Off oven cleaner on my black cook top and now I have big white spots on the burner. Help!

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September 26, 2015 Flag
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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.

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September 27, 20150 found this helpful

You can contact the manufacturer's website-customer service to ask how to clean the stove and it's parts.

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September 27, 20150 found this helpful

This should come right off. Maybe it is stuck on with grease.

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June 25, 2013 Flag
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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!

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January 14, 2015 Flag
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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.

By Tammy

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January 22, 20150 found this helpful

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.

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January 10, 2012 Flag
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How do I clean the spillover of cranberry sauce on my new GE double oven 6 burner range top? It looks like a black residue that is now hard. I have used hot water, Soft Scrub, and vinegar. Can you recommend anything else? I would think oven cleaner is too harsh. It almost needs to be scraped off, but then you run the risk of scratches. Tell me a secret, please!

By Celeste

January 16, 20120 found this helpful

Our new stove came with the product Ceramabryte to use with a yellow pad. It works great for me. Here is the website that explains all the products: ... 0581843E431B9D19E3&CategoryID=35

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May 31, 20130 found this helpful

Heavy Duty Easy Off Oven Cleaner! Spray enough to cover the stove top and leave on for about 40 min! It works amazing! I spent 3 days with 8 different cleaners to try to get my stove clean and this was the absolute best! No scrubbing it just wiped right off!

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October 15, 20160 found this helpful

August 27, 2013 Flag
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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

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August 30, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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June 27, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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August 18, 20160 found this helpful

June 1, 2010 Flag
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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

June 4, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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June 15, 20100 found this helpful

For Alice;

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.

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful

March 5, 2013 Flag
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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

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October 8, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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July 15, 20160 found this helpful

What about the fumes when you burn that burner?

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June 23, 2012 Flag
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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.

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