If you have a gas range, you probably dread having to clean the burner grates - scrubbing off the black grime plus the possible cooked on food bits. Well, next time don't spend hours scrubbing, try this instead:
- Place grate in a large Ziploc (or similar) bag. Add 1/4 cup ammonia. Seal bag. Allow to sit overnight. Remove from bag and wipe grate with a damp sponge. Voila! Clean burner grates.
- You can wash the grates with soap and water after removing from the bags, if you'd like.
- I usually place one grate per bag and then place the sealed bag (with the grate inside) on a cookie sheet, just in case of leaks.
- Remember to do this in a well-ventilated area since you'll be working with ammonia!