How to Clean Enameled Grates on Gas Stoves With Ammonia

Enameled grates on your stovetop require non-abrasive yet powerful cleaning, as the enamel can easily be scratched with abrasive scrubbing pads that ruin the grates' finish.
Safely clean food stains from enameled grates with ammonia.Safely clean food stains from enameled grates with ammonia.
Ammonia, a potent cleaning solution that removes grease from the grates without harming the enamel finish, effectively eliminates tough stains without requiring excessive scrubbing. Ammonia is safe to use in well-ventilated areas.

Step 1

Fill a bucket with 1 cup of ammonia and 2 gallons of hot water.

Step 2

Remove the enamel grates from the gas stovetop and place them in the solution-filled bucket to soak.

Step 3

Leave the grates in the bucket for an hour to loosen food spills and caked-on residue from the enamel surface.

Step 4

Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands from the ammonia. Pick up each grate from the bucket and rub a damp sponge against the grate to remove remaining stains.

Step 5

Rinse the grate under hot running water to remove ammonia from the enamel surface.

Step 6

Wipe the grate dry with a lint-free cloth and place the grate back onto the stovetop.

Things You Will Need

  • Bucket
  • Ammonia
  • Hot water
  • Rubber gloves
  • Non-abrasive sponge
  • Soft cleaning cloth


  • Don't remove grates from the stovetop until they have cooled off completely.