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Cleaning the cast iron grate top for my Bosch gas stove

Just looking for the safest way to clean the grate top that lays over the gas burners

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Cast iron cookware is NOT recommended due to the weight and the potential damage it can cause to the glass top surface. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet that's been broken in over a number of years of use, but they are better suited for gas ranges rather than electric. I hate it. I have several cast iron skillets that I only use on the outdoor grill, because I currently own a glass top electric range.

Aluminum bottom pans and copper bottom pans heat well, but can leave metal transfer marks on the cook top surface. If the marks are cleaned after use with an approved stove top cleaner, you shouldn't have any problem retaining the condition of the glass surface, however. Stainless Steel seems to offer good resistance to metal transfer, but takes a little longer to heat than aluminum or copper. So...you have somewhat of a trade off. Baked enamel cookware seems to be the best recommendation because it heats wells and causes the least amount of damage to your glass top surface.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the bottom of your cookware is FLAT. If your pans are warped or bowed, this can cause uneven heat transfer on the heating elements and potentially cause the cook top to crack. Most manufacturers will not replace the top if it still under warranty if it is determined that your cookware caused the problem.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: cleaning the cast iron grates and griddle

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Place the grates in a sink of hot, soapy water and let soak for 15-20 minutes. For tougher stains, add a cup of sudsy ammonia to the water. Make sure grates are thoroughly dried after each cleaning. After the cleaning process, Lightly coat the bottom of the grates with a cooking spray and then blotting them dry.
Or
If you self clean the oven on occasion, put them in the oven when running the self clean cycle.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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SOURCE: how to clean the cast iron grates and stove top of a gas range

glass cleaner WITH ammonia, and a small toothbrush works well. mop up with an old washcloth, rinsing often. for pieces which have gummy residue, and which can be removed to the sink for soap and water finsing afterwards, try GooGone.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Cast iron grey grates are hard to clean

Don't use oven cleaner! It isn't recommended by GE. Their book explicitly says to put the grates in a plastic garbage bag and pour a some ammonia into the bag. Tie the bag tightly so all the gas stays inside. Put in a garage in case it leaks because it can smell bad. Wait 24 hours and the stains will come off with a hose and some light rubbing. I didn't believe it at first but it works great! My wife loves our 'like new' oven.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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Cast Iron by far, ceramic grates chip and are VERY difficult to clean!!!

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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Cleaning cast iron grates on a gas stove, "not porselen."


Gratings on gas stoves aren't usually very rough and are mostly covered with vitreous enamel to make them easier to clean for the first few years.

An engineer would season a casting by leaving it outside for several months for the sun, wind and rain and a large number of temperature changes to prepare it for service.

A cook seasons a cast iron cookpot by soaking it with oil and effectively burning it off though there are more sophisticated methods an internet search will reveal.

In the old days cast iron ranges were a daily chore for the housewife. Parts that could be polished were sanded with emery cloth and the rest was polished with a preparation called "black lead grate polish".
These days the stuff no longer contains any lead but grate polish is widely available.

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My Jenn-Air range top will spark but no ignition. Gas does not seem to have enough pressure on that burner


Generally the issue with this is not that you don't have the correct pressure but the Burner top hat that displaces the gas is dirty.
Remove the metal rack to expose the burner itself. Make sure it's not been used recently to prevent a burn. Carefully lift the little burner cap off. This is the piece with all the holes in it the flames come from. They generally just sit on top. You will need a flashlight, know look in the little slits below the cap for cleaning material buildup. A tooth pick or a stiff bristle tooth brush can be used to clean these little slits.
The cleaning products used to clean stove tops tends to leave little trace amounts of surfactants that over time block these little slits and prevent the escaping gas to flow towards the ignitor preventing the burner from lighting.
Once you have this clean replace the top. Put the pan grate back on and try to relight the stove.
I am sure this should fix you issue. If it doesn't please let me know and I can give you some other tips to try.
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If you have a standing pilot (always lit), the adjustment screw is normally located behind the burner control knobs.

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I cannot get my burners on my stainless steel gas stove top clean


What I would try. Assuming the "burners" means the cast iron assemblies on top of the stainless steel, remove them to an area outside. Perhaps on a piece of plywood, and clean them with oven cleaner. Grease may drip off them, so a deck or driveway are unacceptable. Wear gloves and watch splatters. Wash thoroughly with fresh water before reusing. Beware. Caustic chemicals can discolor stainless

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I have a gas cook stove. I would like to know how i can clean the burner grates. Please tell me something.


Place them in the oven on self clean or if you do not have the setting, place all the parts into a black trash bag, spray oven cleaner on the surfaces and place the trash bag in the sun for a few hours. Rinse and spot clean the balance. This also works for re-seasoning cast iron pans
(the bag thing). You may need a few applications for the pans....

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Which is best porcelain or cast iron grates? I am


Cast Iron by far, ceramic grates chip and are VERY difficult to clean!!!

Nov 14, 2009 | Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Slide-In Gas...

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Cast iron grey grates are hard to clean


Don't use oven cleaner! It isn't recommended by GE. Their book explicitly says to put the grates in a plastic garbage bag and pour a some ammonia into the bag. Tie the bag tightly so all the gas stays inside. Put in a garage in case it leaks because it can smell bad. Wait 24 hours and the stains will come off with a hose and some light rubbing. I didn't believe it at first but it works great! My wife loves our 'like new' oven.

Sep 09, 2009 | Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Slide-In Gas...

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How to clean grates on kenmore stove


I'm assuming it's for a gas stove... and we're talking about the grates on top. If so, check to see the texture of the part that touches the stove. If it's rough, like cast iron, Use a product like Gas Grate Cleaner. (sells at most stores. Grey, white, black and red container, looks like Comet.) If it's smooth underneath, put it in the dishwasher! Or soak it in the sink. Or, you can use the gas grate cleaner as well.

Inside racks? That Cleaner works awesome on them too.

Sep 06, 2009 | Kenmore Kitchen Ranges

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