The holidays are upon us! If you are hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas at your home, this cleaning tip is for you.
Whether you need to clean your stovetop prior to visitors coming, or you want to give it a good cleaning after all the holiday cooking, this is the easy way to do it.
Believe me when I say I've spent lots of wasted time over the years scrubbing various stoves. I wish I had known about this years ago!
I saw this tip on Pinterest for an effortless way to clean stovetop grates using ammonia, and figured I would give it a try.
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)
Note: It's the ammonia fumes that do the trick, and only a small amount is needed.
If you use too much, it will not work.
For more detailed instructions and some great before and after pics, check out this blog.
Also: Oven Cleaning
Keep this tip in mind.....
When preparing your home for sale. Impress potential buyers with a "like new" stove!
Whenever you have a listing with an old stove in need of deep cleaning.
When you buy a new stove and want to prepare your old stove to sell.