Cheap & Easy Way to Clean Greasy Stove Grates [Hack #080]

Restaurant kitchen cleaning tip: Use ammonia to clean grimy stove grates.

Dirty grates cleaned dirt cheap...

It’s not feasibly possible to prevent staining gas burners. And you’d be lying if you said that you’ve never made burn marks on them. One way or another, the stove burner grates tend to be a magnet for dirt, grease and burn marks.

Many restaurants end up replacing the grates rather than spending the time and energy cleaning them. However, there is an easy and inexpensive way of cleaning your grates: clean the stove grates in a sealed plastic bag with ammonia.

At the end of the night, pick up the burners and place them in plastic freezer bags with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Seal the bags and let sit overnight. The next morning, wipe the burners with sponge. Any grease, dirt, or burn marks will come off quite nicely. This will save you time and money replacing gas burner grates in the future! 

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