Are you intimated by your gas stove grates? Due to their curves and crannies, anything more than a quick daily wipe-down can feel like a real chore. But grates get greasy, and when they've developed a sticky, spotty film that's no match for your dish cloth, it's time for a deeper clean.
Thankfully, it's not that hard to get those grates looking clean and shiny again! Here's how to do it.
Fill a tea kettle or a small pot with water, and bring to a boil.
How To Clean Enameled Cast Iron Stove Grates
What You Need
Grease-fighting dish soap
Nylon scrubber, like a Dobie pad
Dish towel or paper towels
- Make sure the grates are completely cool: You should never wash cast iron stove grates while they're still hot, as they could crack. Allow the grates to completely cool first, then place them in an empty sink.
- Boil water: Fill a tea kettle or a small pot with water, and bring to a boil.
- Pour boiling water over grates: Slowly pour the boiling water over the grates in the sink. This initial step helps cut the grease.
- Fill the sink with hot water and soap: Fill the sink with very hot water and a squirt of grease-fighting dish soap. Let soak for 10-15 minutes.
- Scrub with Bon Ami: After soaking and if necessary, put a little Bon Ami on a non-scratch nylon scrubber and scour away any baked-on food or leftover grease. Let the Bon Ami sit for 5 minutes for particularly tough spots.
- Rinse and dry: Rinse the grates in warm water and dry thoroughly with a towel.
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