How to Clean Gas Stove Burners for Pennies!

How to clean your gas stove burners for just pennies! Elbow grease not required!

If your gas stove top burners are looking a little stained and crusty after the holidays, it's time to get them clean. Don't worry, this cleaning method will cost you just pennies, and there is no elbow grease required. Not only is this a frugal way to clean your gas stove top burners, there are no awful fumes from harsh cleaning chemicals. 

How to Clean Gas Stove Burners for Pennies

All you need is a bottle of ammonia ($1.86 for 64 oz), a crumpled up piece of aluminum foil, a tub or Ziploc plastic gallon bag, and well ventilated area.

My stove top grates are very large so I need to use a plastic tub. You can also put the tub inside a large garbage bag to really trap the fumes well. I used about a cup of ammonia. If you have the individual kind, you can just place each one in a Ziploc bag and add a 1/4 cup of ammonia to each bag.

You do not need to soak the grates because all you are doing is trapping the fumes from the ammonia in the tub or bag. Then just let the fumes work their magic! Be sure to place the tub or plastic bags in a WELL VENTILATED AREA! I put my tub in the garage but you can also set it outside. I highly suggest you do not keep them in your house. 

Allow the grates and ammonia to sit overnight. Then, take a crumpled piece of aluminum foil and scrape off the debris. It will wipe right off! 

Be sure to wash the grates with soapy water before using them and NEVER, EVER mix ammonia with bleach - or any other cleaning solution for that matter! Ammonia should only be mixed with water! 

How to clean your gas stop top burners for pennies with NO elbow grease!

There are many cleaning products on the market for cleaning your stove top grates, but they do get a little pricey. This method will not only get the job done, but it will save you money! 

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1.0   Tshanina @ Thrifty T's Treasures
1/10/2014 5:00:26 PM
Thanks for sharing this wonderful info! I wonder if it would work with the grates on my gas grill!?! I might just have to give it a try.
2.0   Anonymous
7/30/2014 9:40:34 PM
With kindness and respect, I must point out that ammonia IS a harsh cleaning chemical. It doesn't keep you away from them, it is one. Here is "The Facts About Ammonia" from the NYS dept. of health: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/chemical_terrorism/ammonia_tech.htm Specifically that inhalation and skin contact are harmful. I would prefer vinegar, baking soda and elbow grease to clean my gas stove (and that is how I do it).
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