Hello again! Lovely to have you back… I hope no one was too bored with all the paint pins! But we are on to new things this week. When we bought our house I wasn’t sure how I felt about the gas range that came with the house. Almost 3 years later I LOVE cooking on it but HATE keeping it clean. It has a black top which makes every little crumb and spot show up immediately. I am not the neatest of cooks so it gets dirty all the time and it’s hard to wipe up when it’s still hot and harder to remember to wipe it up once it has cooled down. So I end up with nasty grates. I saw THIS PIN and had high hopes for a small effort big results cleaning solution.So I got my ziploc bag and ammonia out. The first problem was my grate did not fit in the bag. So I had to improvise, using small kitchen trash bags (I doubled up just in case of leaking). Then I added 3 T of ammonia (the pin says 2-3 but since mine were so gross I did the 3), tied up the bag and shook a bit. Then I left it on the counter overnight. This is what I got.
It seemed to take some of the nastiness off the bottom areas but not anywhere else. Major disappointment. :(Bottom line – don’t botherThere was definitely grease taken off but not enough. I might try soaking over night (submerged) in a tub of diluted ammonia next time. Somehow I don’t think this lazy girl will be getting a clean stove without some scrubbing action though!Stephanie