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cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

Posted by rufinorox (My Page) on
Sun, May 9, 10 at 12:09

I have cast iron grates on our stove top and I can't seem to get the burn marks out of it. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

Mine on mmy gas stove are black iron. When thery get really dirty-greasy, I put them in my dishwasher. Works for me!


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

Put them on you're outside grill on high for a while, it will burn off the gunk build up.


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

I clean houses and many have the cast iron grates on top of the stove. I use a green scrubber with Weiman Stainless Steel cleaner. Give it a scrub here and there and wipe. Never have a problem with them. They'll look great.


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

Just stick them in the dishwasher. All the The grease will come off.Check a website like "appliance repair". If the grates are chipping or rusty, you can buy new ones.


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

mine were black originally, I put them in dishwasher every 2-3 months - just make sure to take them out and dry them well quickly - do not leave in the dishwasher in the moist condition - to prevent rust; in between those 2-3 months I just scrub them lightly with green or blue scrub pad when I clean the stove top surface


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

Don't they rust if you put them in the dishwasher? Doesn't it fade the black color?


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

take them out of the dishwasher as soon as the wash is done, - dont leave them in the washer. Dry them out - air dry, towel or set them in their place and turn all burners on for few minutes. Mine are three years old, still black and no rust


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

Thanks, Jollyrd. I'll try this!


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

have you had a chance to try it and what are your results?


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

mine are cast iron, and i put in the dishwasher by themselves with no soap.
Then take out and dry with a towel as soon as cycle is done


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RE: cleaning stovetop cast iron grates

For a really deep cleaning, go to any grocery store and buy a bottle of cheap "Sudsy Ammonia". Pour in a non -reactive non-metal container, add the stove grates and let soak overnight. In the morning, all the gunk will slide off. Tjis works for me.


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