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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!
If you have an older stove with burner grates that have been used a lot, the ammonia will remove the paint where the flames have touched the grate. Beware.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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,
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 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.
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 used Easy Off oven cleaner on my black cook top and now I have big white spots on the burner. Help!
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
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.
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.
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.
By Celia from TX
I use a wet sos pad to scrub and have a cloth on hand to wipe mess.
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 I clean the burners on a gas stove?
By Donna from West Haven, CT
Every gas stove I've ever seen (to be fair, not that many because gas scares the heck out of me) had lift off burners that could be soaked in the sink and then replaced on the stovetop. Look at your burners to see if there is a hinged looking thing on any of them, sometimes you have to push the cool burner in and then pull up-yours may be different so just have a look. You can also Google the name and model number of your range to get the owner manual (usually free to download); read through the manual to see what the manufacturer suggests.
Can I clean the burners on my gas stove to improve gas flow? One is uneven and the other doesn't light at all.
Sounds like these are clogged up. Try using a metal brush and lightly prick the holes after you remove the burner from the stove. Blow loose debris/dust out and see if that helps.
How do I best clean residue of cooked food on gas burner base to bring back "new" look?
How do I clean burners on a gas stove?
How do I clean my stove? I can lift up the top, but what can I use to clean it with it where food spills when cooking?
How do I clean my Jenn Air stove? My burners are a solid piece. You pull out the whole piece with 2 burners in it.
The top is gas and the bottom is electric. The gas top is a mess. I have tried Dawn dish soap, scratch pads, and vinegar. And I can't afford the so called Jenn Air cleaner. It is too much $$$$.
I hate this stove. And paying over $2000.00 for it and not being able to clean it easy is crazy. Never again. Thanks.
By Bev in OH
The burners don't come out and I also can't seem to lift the stovetop up to get to them.
By Shirley D
How do I clean my gas stove burners? I shot air into them and the main one messing up and made it worse. When I cook on that burner, I get soot on my cookware. Any suggestions how I can do it myself?
My stove's gas burners don't fully light up. I've cleaned and taken off all the parts. All that's left is the little burner. I guess it it clogged up.
How can I remove the white residue on my gas burners? My father likes to leave the flame on even with no pot on the burner. The manufacturer says the white stuff will result.
Is this a job for vinegar?
By Ken K.
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I need advice on how to clean gas burners on a gas range. The gas company claims I need to clean them in order for them to work and they did not tell me how. Anyone have any tips or instructions for me? The range is a Jenn Air.
Sometimes my gas stove burners get clogged with "gunk", when this happens I just remove the burner part and soak in warm soapy water for a few minutes. Then I take a fine wire and poke it in all of the little hole around the burner, then let running water from the faucet clean out the stuff I have poked out, this works for me. You might want to try that and see if it works. Also if you have the instruction manual that came with your stove, it may have tips in it on how to clean this. Or if there is a phone # or web site, you could call or write to them and ask them how to clean the burners. Hope this might be of help to you. (09/22/2005)
I have a Kenmore gas range and the following are instructions from my owner's manual:
Hope this helps!
Tori in PA (09/22/2005)
Boil them in Tide powder detergent it works wonders.
I did it a long time ago and a gas man who was there to adjust the pilot lights was the one who told me to do it with Tide.
He was amazed when he returned to the the needed adjustments. (10/17/2005)
How do I clean cast iron grate above gas flame on a gas stove? Thanks.
By J. Burden from Boulder, CO
I just recently cleaned mine with a homemade cleaner and a steel wool 'sponge' and they look great! The cleaner I made was basically vinegar, baking soda, and lemon mixed with some hot water. It may take a bit of elbow-grease, but it works well and it's super affordable! (09/28/2009)
Put them in the dishwasher. (09/30/2009)
I have taken really bad ones outside and used auto degreaser on them. (09/30/2009)
If you have the thick heavy grates, stack them in the bottom of the oven and set to self clean for two hours. Then just rinse them in soapy water when they cool. Be sure to remove your oven racks before setting self clean cycle. I have cleaned ours this way for years. You will laugh at the people who use ammonia in a bag. (11/04/2009)