Whether you are preparing your home for sale or not....this tip on how to EASILY clean your stovetop burner grates is invaluable! I've hated my stove since the day I moved into my home two years ago. It's a fairly cheap gas stove with porcelain covered cast iron grates. The grates always seem to look nasty and I've wasted way too much time and energy scrubbing them without the best results.
I finally got a new stove and it's time to sell the old one. I saw this tip on Pinterest for cleaning the grates using ammonia, and figured I would give it a try.
If you have spent any time on Pinterest at all, this information will not be news to you. For the rest of you....this is pretty amazing stuff!
I was very skeptical, but OMG the results were amazing! Practically no scrubbing was needed at all....and the grates looked like new when I was done. If only I had known about this sooner!
It's so EASY!
Place grates in zip lock bags. Add 1/4 cup ammonia. Sit 12 hours. (I let them sit overnight.) Remove from bags and rinse clean. Some wiping with sponge may be needed.
This technique can also be used for cleaning oven racks. (place inside garbage bags and seal closed with duct tape)
For more detailed instructions and some great before and after pics, check out this blog.