How to Unclog the Grease Trap in a Jenn-Air Cook Top
Jenn-Air Stove tops are the only downdraft vent free stove tops on the market as of 2009. Fairly simple in design, the Jenn-Air grease trap is easy to disassemble and easy to use.
Turn control knobs to the "OFF" position. Make sure the stove-top is cool. Lift the edge cartridge high enough that it clears the bottom of the basin to remove. Do not lift it too high as it could damage the mixer tubes and ignition rods.
Pull the cartridge away from the terminal receptacle and orifices. When the unit is fully unplugged, lift it out.
Clean the grill burner after each use with a soapy steel wool pad and rinse with warm water and dry.
Unclog the burner ports by taking a straight pin and poking through the holes.
Locate the grease drain jar. It will be just below the grill basin pan under the countertop. Unscrew the jar to remove it.
Pour the grease in an old container (such as a soda can) if it is liquid form and place the container in the garbage. If the grease is solid, take a spatula and remove the grease from the jar and dispose it in the garbage.
Fill the sink with warm water and soap and allow the jar to soak for five minutes. Take a scrub pad and clean the jar and thoroughly dry it. Replace the grease drain jar under the basin pan.
- If the drain jar breaks, you can replace it with a canning jar found at your local grocery store.
- You can also fill the drain jar with 1/2 cup very hot water and pour the contents down the drain with 1 teaspoonful of dish detergent. However, grease and oil is extremely hard on the plumbing and can cause a buildup, presenting plumbing problems.