How to Clean Gas Cooktop Grates and Burners

How to Clean Gas Cooktop Grates and Burners


Hi. This is Wayne from Sears PartsDirect.
Today we’re going to talk about cleaning burned-on residue and food particles from your gas cooktop.
First, we’ll clean the grates and burner caps. Allow the burners and cooktop to cool completely
before you start cleaning. You can use gas grate cleaner to safely clean most grates
and burner caps. You probably got a packet like this with your new range or cooktop.
Here’s a link if you need to order some more. Here’s how it works. Fill your kitchen
sink with about 2 gallons of water. It doesn’t have to be hot water because you’re going
to soak the grates overnight. Add 3 tablespoons of gas grate cleaner to the water. Stir the
water until the granules completely dissolve. This stuff is strong, so wear gloves and avoid
getting it on your skin. If you do, rinse it off. Completely immerse the grates and
burner caps in the cleaning solution and soak them overnight. The next day, put on some
rubber gloves and drain the sink. Using a scrub brush or abrasive pad, clean softened
soil and residue from the grates and burner caps and rinse everything thoroughly. Wipe
the grates clean with a towel. Don’t use this cleaner on enamel-coated grates and burner
caps. If you’re unsure which kind you have, check your owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.
Next, we’ll talk about cleaning the burner head slots and the ignition port. This will
keep the gas flowing well, so the burner heats evenly. First, wipe the burner head with a
damp cloth. Remove food and residue between the burner head slots using a toothbrush.
To remove stubborn residue, use a paper clip or sewing needle. A small-gauge wire works
also. Make sure that you clean the ignition port so the burner ignites properly. Wipe
the burner head with a damp cloth after cleaning the slots and the ignition port. Clean the
rest of the cooktop surface with cooktop cleaning crème. The cleaning cream is safe to use
on painted surfaces. Following these tips keeps your cooktop working and looking like
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18 thoughts on “How to Clean Gas Cooktop Grates and Burners

  1. This is really helpful, i didn't know there is little hole where spark ignite the burner after cleaning that my burner ignite in first attempt.

  2. Ammonia works great on the grate. Put it in a large ziploc (per grate of course) and pour ammonia till its all covered and let it sit for 12 hours. Make sure you do this outside

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