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. 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.

Safely clean food stains from enameled grates with ammonia.

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.

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