How To Clean Enameled Cast Iron Stove Grates

How To Clean Enameled Cast Iron Stove Grates

Cambria Bold
Mar 11, 2018
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When was the last time you cleaned the grates on your gas stove? Like, really cleaned them? Hey, we get it. 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.

How To Clean Enameled Cast Iron Stove Grates

What You Need

  • Hot water
  • Grease-fighting dish soap
  • Nylon scrubber, like a Dobie pad
  • Bon Ami
  • Dish towel or paper towels


  1. Let your grates 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.
  2. Boil water: Fill a tea kettle or a small pot with water, and bring to a boil.
  3. Pour the water over the grates: Slowly pour the boiling water over the grates in the sink. This step will help cut the grease.
  4. Fill the sink with hot water and soap: Fill the sink with very hot water and a squirt of grease-fighting dish soap. Let the grates soak for 10-15 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. Rinse and dry: Rinse the grates in warm water and dry thoroughly with a towel.

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