Question about GE 30 in. JGP337 Gas Cooktop
Have a GE Profile gas range..the gray enamel (?) burner grates stain very badly with general use and nothing seems to help in cleaning them. I am told that anything with any scrubbing power is a no-no. Does anyone have any help? Thank you. I hate the grey grates on my one year old GE gas cooktop. Yes, they will come clean but only with a great deal of effort and then just turning the burner on causes them to be cruddy again. The cooktop itself is not easy to clean especially since GE caustions against anything abrasive. All in all, I hate this GE cooktop and I will replace it as soon as I can with something other than GE. Buying new grates is expensive. I unsuccessfully searched for used cast iron grates. This cooktop is a do over...any other cooktop is bound to be a step up...And I don't believe GE did not have this problem in their test kitchens.
Hey y'all. I have the same lame GE profile gas cooktop with the gray grates and burner covers. I know this is the expensive way to go, but I use Easy-Off "self-cleaning oven" oven cleaning spray. For about $5, you get 3 cleanings. It is a pain to do, but I have better things to do than scrub these grates all the time. I don't know why, but the baked on crud just drives me crazy. I tried everything to clean them completely. I even tried to scrub the darn things with a kitchen pumice stone(sold at walmart)but it is impossible to get the curvy areas clean. Now the paint has started to wear off on the burner covers.
I do not use the oven cleaner on the cooktop itself. I use soft-scrub with baking soda, then cover the cooktop with a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil and cut out holes for the burners. This keeps most of the spills contained, and helps with cleanup.
I visited to the GE parts web page, and they only sell gray grates and covers. I am going to buy black BBQ grill paint(spray can)from Home Depot and try it on the burner covers first. They are the least expensive to replace if it fails, and if it works, I will paint the grates with this high temperature paint. I will keep you posted on the results.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
You might try placing them in the oven and running a them through a clean cycle. I did the with some ceramic coated drip pans and it worked great. Don't do this with chrome plated things as it will darken the chrome finish. Don't ask me how I know this. :)
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
We have a GE gas stove with the gray enamel burner grates--2 @ 17" each. I find that I can wait about 6 months before cleaning the grates. I remove them to the driveway -- on newspaper or some other cover to protect the concrete and spray them liberally with EasyOff, extra strength. Leave them for about 20 minutes to penetrate then hose them off, and wash thoroughly in hot soapy water. Any small spots that remain can be scraped off carefully with the edge of a paring knife. Or just redo the spray etc. You have to be careful in handling these grates--mine have 2 sets of 3 fingers protruding from one side that are easily broken--in fact I broke one today. The metal is very brittle--just ****. But the enamel stands up to the Easyoff very well.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
Soak for about a day in automatic dish washing solution (higher than normal strenth). Then use a green 3-m scrubby to remove the grime.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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