Cleaning gas stove burner grates
I was recently asked about the best way to clean gas stove grates that have become greasy over time. Now that the holidays are behind us I felt this would be a good time to share what I have learned and tried with success.
First wash your grates and burner covers with lukewarm water and dish detergent. My personal preference is Dawn. If it cleans oil and grease off wildlife, that is an A+ testimony in my book. This will help remove any light film. Next, make a thick paste of water and baking soda, thick enough that it will stick to your grates. The easiest way to apply the paste is with your hands, smearing it all over the grates, on top and bottom. Let the grates sit for 20-25 minutes. Scrub off any grease and residue with a dish brush and rinse and dry thoroughly. For average grease this will work well. I cannot guarantee your grates will look brand new, but I bet you will see and feel the difference.