Now I love cleaning my stove grates

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I admit it- I have NEVER been a fan of cleaning EVER! However when you combine minimal effort and maximum results I’m all over it. I pretty much gave up on cleaning my gas stove grates years ago. The gunk that cakes on them from years of boil overs and heat is daunting to even think it will come off.
Thank you Pinterest for introducing me to the best trick ever: ammonia and a ziplock bag. Add 1/4 cup ammonia to the ziplock bag then place one stove grate in each bag and zip closed. I did mine in stages so I could still cook. Leave them a minimum of 8 hours in a well ventilated area and put bag on a cookie sheet just incase it leaks. The liquid doesn’t need to cover the grate- its the fumes that does the work? I put mine outside for a whole day.
I had 17 years of yuck on my grates. The first set of grates I left for 8-10 hours and I had to scrub a little bit and actually put them back in the bags for another run with fresh ammonia. But I got so busy for the other set they were in the bags for two days!! When I took them out and ran them under water the gunk SLID RIGHT OFF!!
Look real close at my photo and you can see the grate on the left is black with gunk- the grate on the right is back to its original grey color and it shines no!
Check out the Pinterest post below that started my experiment and have some kitchen magic fun!

http://www.thevspotblog.com/2011/07/cleaning-stove-burners-grates-best.html

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Clean vent covers AND a magic show!

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I am so impressed with how this worked to clean my vent covers on my stove. Probably one if the grimiest things in my kitchen. I have tried traditional scrubbing before and nearly ruined the mesh. I found this method on Pinterest and: POOF!!!! Clean covers!!
Boil water in a pot large enough for your vent covers. When water is boiling add SLOWLY a half cup of baking soda. I can’t EMPHASIZE enough how important it is to ADD THE BAKING SODA SLOWLY!!!!!! Even a teaspoon at a time nearly caused a boil over!!! Dip your covers one at a time in the boiling mixture (I used tongs to hold onto them) it only takes a few minutes to loosen the grease. I finished with a good rinse under my kitchen faucet to wash away the loose gunk. I decided to pour my yucky water in my fire pit outside.
I will remember this for A LONG TIME!