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Cleaning Grill Racks With Ammonia

To clean oven racks or grill racks, place in plastic garbage bag and add 1 bottle of ammonia. Tie up bag and leave overnight. The next day, wipe clean. Sometimes a second night works better if it is real heavy with grease, but the ammonia will cut through the grease!


By Debra from Hampton

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April 25, 20080 found this helpful

This also works great for the burner grates on your gas stove. I do mine about once a month, and their is no buildup of spills or grease on my ten year old stove.

Harlean from Arkansas

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April 28, 20080 found this helpful

Could you tell me what you do with the left over amonia? Thank you!!!

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April 13, 20090 found this helpful

We have a new oven. The racks have never required more than wiping. Recently, we really made a mess of the racks while baking a ham. I put them in a black trash bag, poured in some ammonia and left it for 2 nights. When I took the racks out they were ruined. They looked like I had left them in the oven for a self clean cycle. I just ordered new racks.

What did I do wrong? Everyone posting seems to have success with the ammonia method. Thanks!

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July 21, 20110 found this helpful

My racks got ruined as well. I have to order new ones. What killed me was that the stove is only 4 months old & was used by a tenant.

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