It’s been some time since I’ve had gas burners with these kinds of grates, but I have spent MANY an hour with a steel wool pad scrubbing away at hardened food and oil. I love gas cooking, but seriously….there are few worse things to clean in a home than these tricky, twisty, turny, little grates. The method described below uses ammonia, which I have personally never purchased. My mom was always all about it for cleaning windows or shiny surfaces. It’s caustic and a dangerous household chemical if you have little ones. However, to clean these grates, you only need a few teaspoons and you seal it up in a plastic bag. You can even put it outside overnight. Apparently, it’s the fumes from the ammonia that clean the grease.
I haven’t tried this myself, but I am putting it on the back burner (pun intended) for whenever I have gas cooking again. If you try this, please let us know if it works for you! Check out the full article at the V Spot Blog: