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Best Practices for How to Clean Stove Burners and Grates

how to clean stove burners and grates

The places we live, live, and work in always need to be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Cleaning will make your life safer and more quality. It also impresses home visitors with how clean your space is!

Among the places that need regular cleaning in your home must be the kitchen. This is the place where you cook three meals a day for your family, this is also the place where you give all your love to take care of the members. Today Spice Kitchen & Bar will send you the best ways to help you clean stove burners and grates, items that are difficult to clean and require high care.

Some ways to clean stove burners and grates
Some ways to clean stove burners and grates


How to Clean Stove Burners and Grates

Now it’s time for Spice Kitchen to guide you step by step on how to clean stove burners and grates. As the above Spice Kitchen & Bar said, the two stove burners and grates are made of cast iron. So when using cleaning products, Spice Kitchen has chosen products that are friendly to this material! If you can’t find the products that Spice Kitchen recommends, you can also choose other products, but please be aware of the friendliness of cast iron!

Use vinegar for cleaning

Ingredients you need to prepare

  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Aerosol
  • A shallow pot
  • Soft toothbrush (a toothbrush that works well)

Guide for Grates

  • Make a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water in a shallow pan.
  • Completely submerge the grates in the solution. And soak for at least 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the grates from the solution and scrub them with a brush. Until you see them as clean as you want, rinse them with water.
  • Repeat the vinegar soak, then scrub more if needed.

Guide for stove burner

While you’re soaking the net in the pot, start mixing 50/50 water and vinegar into a spray bottle. You use this mixture to spray the burners thoroughly. You need to make sure the burners have a nice coat so that the acid in the vinegar can eat into the stain, but not the burn.

Then you leave the burner in the air for about 15-20 minutes. Finally, use the scrubbing pad to wipe away the dirt. Same as you do with the mesh. You can repeat this action several times if the stain is still attached.

Let's clean to keep your gas stove like new
Let’s clean to keep your gas stove like new

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda

This way to clean stove burners and grates, you can use it in case the burner and burner of the gas stove are scaled by food. To use this method you may need baking soda along with a vinegar and water solution. Here’s how it works: The acid in the vinegar will help dissolve grease, the water will soften the dry residue that sticks for a long time, while the baking soda will act as a gentle scrub to Remove dry food.


  • White Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Shallow pots
  • Water
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Aerosol
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Brush

Guide for Grates

First, make a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar, depending on how many stove burners and grates you need to clean. Then you put the mixture into a shallow pot and then put the grates in to soak them in water. After the grates are submerged in water, let them show-to work and sit in the solution for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, instead of taking out the grates and scrubbing gently, you will take the grates out and rinse with water and then start with baking soda. Now you need to mix baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Cover this thick powder mixture on the blister and wait for another 15 – 30 minutes. After that, it’s time to scrub, use a scrub brush to remove food and grease lumps. Until the stains have been cleaned, you wash and dry and then use it.

Use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning
Use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning

Guide for stove burners

You make a mixture of vinegar and water with a ratio of 50/50, then put it in a spray bottle and spray it evenly on the burners. Make sure that the burners are covered by this mixture without saturating. After the burners are covered with the mixture, leave them for 15-20 minutes.

Now, apply a thin layer of a paste made of baking soda and water to the sting and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then you use the brush to scrub the food that has clumps and rinse with water.

Use Lemonade

This how-to clean stove burners and grates method using lemon juice works in case you don’t have vinegar on hand. Use lemon juice to remove grease from the burners and grill.


  • Lemonade
  • Water
  • Plastic zipper bag that fits into the net
  • Soft scrub brush
  • Dishwashing rags

Guide for Grates

First, put the grill in a plastic bag, the plastic bag needs to be sure to completely cover the grates. You then fill the bags with lemon juice and let the grates soak in the lemon juice for about 30-60 minutes.

Then pull out the mesh panels and use a brush to scrub, focusing on the corners where there are not many stains attached. Until you have completely cleaned the stains, rinse with water.

Guide for stove burners

First, dip a dishcloth in lemon juice, then rub it gently on the burners. Then let the burners soak in the lemon juice for 15-20 minutes, or maybe longer if the stains are tight and difficult to remove.

Then you take a scrub brush and rub the burner gently to remove grease on the surface. With stubborn stains, please be patient, do not use strong detergents, or use stainless steel pot brushes!

Using Ammonia

This is a very easy method to use, but if you are not careful you will also have a hard time dealing with the consequences. Because ammonia is very volatile, if you let its liquid form out into the air at room temperature without handling it in time it can cause poisoning. Note that the liquid form of Ammonia is very easy to escape.

You can put your grates and burners in a large resealable plastic bag, preferably a trash bag. Then you add to this bag 2 cups of ammonia and then seal the mouth of the bag so that the ammonia and the grates as well as the burners are together and mixed. The key to this method to ensure success is that the mesh is not soaked in ammonia. Because the real effect of this method is the vapor, it is important to use a large bag.

After sealing the bag to ensure that ammonia cannot escape, let the bag sit for about 10 to 12 hours or overnight. Then you take out the grates and burners and rinse with water. It is done.

Notes When Cleaning Stove Burners and Grates

Before we get started with how to clean stove burners and grates or do anything with an object we need to understand its construction and how it works. That way we can easily find the right best way. Two appliances, stove burners, and grates are made of cast iron with a good heat transfer effect. Therefore, to avoid rusting it, you must not use strong abrasive items that can peel off the anti-rust paint or damage the protective surface of the kitchen.

The best items you should use for cleaning stove burners and grates are to combine a heavy-duty brush, non-scratch nylon scrubber, or sponge with a scouring cleaning product, like detergent. powder or baking soda.

If you use harsh chemical cleaners such as ammonia you need to especially remember to always wash with hot soapy water. And for rust prevention to work properly, dry your grates before placing them back on the stove.

Final Words

Spice Kitchen & Bar just shared with you the easiest ways for how to clean stove burners and grates. Hope you find it useful and don’t forget to follow us for more tips!

Steven Baker

Steven Baker, or "Bakes" as he is known, is the longest serving member on the Spice Team. Steve is a licensed educator with more than fifteen years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator. Steve wears many hats here at Spice as Secretary of the Board of Advisors, investor, farmer’s market "Burrito Guy", farm worker and the occasional kitchen hand for catering events.

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