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Stained gas range burner grates

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.

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  • SherandGer Apr 22, 2008

    minimal use creates major stains, steel wool removes them, but thats way too much bother, what can protect the burners?

  • tonitoni May 27, 2008

    don't understand , it says to put grates in plastic bag with1/2 c. ammonia but don/t let grates touch ammonia and let set overnight. whats up with those instructions? Would appreciate anyones help am desperate grates have burned on grease.

  • Kathy in PA Jun 16, 2008

    I have those same gray burner grates on my GE and I hate them!! My stove top always looks dirty because of them. Does anyone know if they can be replaced by some other grates or am I stuck?
    Kathy in PA.


  • TallG Jul 07, 2008

    I am trying to find replacements for my GE profile grey grates. I want to find black so they don't look as bad as the grey. Anyone find any?

  • Hawxhouse Aug 15, 2008

    I've had mine for 12 years, and they look great! Why? Because I use oven cleaner on them! Place on several thicknesses of newspaper or brown paper grocery bags and spray carefully. Let sit for several hours and clean in the sink as usual. Works every time. Also use one on those Scotch-brite pads that won't scratch.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME GRAY GRATES THAT ALWAYS LOOK HORRIBLE AND I CLEAN THEM AFTER EACH USE. I AM THINKING OF REPLACING THEM WITH THE BLACK GRATES FOUND ON THE STAINLESS STEEL MODEL. HOW DO THE BACK ONES CLEAN?

  • Nanjack00 Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. When I ordered the stove over the internet the grates looked black. When it got here they were gray. I called them to complain about them and they said that they had no problem with them when in the "test" kitchen. Of course they probably used brand new pots and pans. Mine look horrible every time I cook on them. I was thinking about getting some black spray paint that is made for stoves and paint them.

  • jswright819 Jan 23, 2009

    My range is one year old. I clean it after every use. It is a pain. I don't feel like spending 30 + minutes scrubbing grates everytime I cook. I hate it. Another concern is how slippery they are. You cannot stir unless you hold the pot/pan or they slide all over the place. I think this is a saftey issue. I just got off the phone with GE. Their solution is no solution. They will only send you the SAME replacement grates (which you have to pay for). I appreciate the suggestion of using the amonia - but isn't that a bit much to do everytime you cook? I'm going to crock pot/outdoor grill/electric frying pan. We all need to rate this producti with Consumer Report.

  • DIY2009 Mar 03, 2009

    I have this problem and am getting ready to put my house on the market. It's driving me crazy. I have tried oven cleaner - doused the grates in Easy-Off and let them sit outside for up to 1/2 an hour. Then I scrubbed, scrubbed, scrubbed. I even hit them with a high-pressure hose. Still, the baked-on stuff sticks. Does anyone know about anything other than oven cleaner that will work on these stupid grates???

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I also have the gray grates...I have found that putting them in my self cleaning oven does the trick.

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Set the grates and burner caps in a plastic bag with 1/2 cup of amonia. Don't pour the amonia in the bag, just set a glass or cup with 1/2 cup of the amonia inside the plastic bag. It's the fumes, not the liquid that does the cleaning. Try it - it works!

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Re: don't let ammonia touch grates

Although the coating of the grates is not affected by ammonia, the grates will develop fine cracks over time usually not visible to the "naked eye". Soaking in ammonia will cause the ammonia to "seep" through these cracks into the base metal. Over time, the bonding of the coating will be compromised and flaking is possible. Exposure to water is not as severe in that water has a higher viscosity and will not "seep" into the cracks

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Try this link for new ones...I have tried cleaning and while I have gotten most of the gulck off, they still look a mess. I simply ordered new ones. My range is black so this was perfect,....pricey, but perfect. Now my range looks almost as new as the day I bought it!

http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=770157&PPStack=1

Happy Shopping!

YT

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Same situation. I called the GE help line and was told to put them in a plastic garbage bag with the cooking surface down and to pour in plain household ammonia, close the bag w/ a twist tie and let them soak over night then they should wipe clean. I think I had to do more than just wipe them clean though - maybe use a nylon puff scrubber.

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Some hardware stores carry a scrubbing pad called "Shaw's Pads", a combination sponge/metal screening specifically designed to remove toilet rings and other hard water/mineral stains, which they do work wonderfully on (even those yellow-brown stains in old sinks scrub out easily!) but I have recently found they work like a charm on the grayish burner grates on my GE profile gas range, as well as the little gray circular burner plates (no, I don't use the SAME ONE I use in the toilets :-). If you can't find them (the package gives me the impression these are NOT mass produced items), check the website for mail order: www.shawspads.com. Believe me, once you try these you will go NUTS if you can't find them!

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I had the same problem and used Bar Keeper's Friend on the the grey enamal burner grades and it cleaned them like new. Just make sure to add the powder to a wet scouring pad and not directly to the grades since the powder will stain the grades if left on more than a minute. Good luck!

http://barkeepersfriend.com/products.htm

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I too have the GE PROFILE Gas range with the beige grates. I have disliked the grates from the first day I cooked on them for the same reason! I too found that using the fume-less oven cleaner on them gets them fairly clean. However they still have the burned crud in the corners and they have started to crackle. A friend who does auto body repair told me just to use the spray paint for grills and barbeques. I plan to try that this summer. Good luck to all

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Please disregard the make and model (its a general users manual) but have a look at pg 24 for cleaning solutions that apply to all gas stove parts
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/32119901.PDF

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

Put them in the dishwasher after they get soiled. It really helps remove the grease so it doesn't get burned on.

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Common problem, very frustrating...Use the self clean feature of your oven if available or you can place all of the grates and pieces into a black trash bag, spray them with oven cleaner and let the closed bag sit in the sun for a while, rinse and spot clean. You can get the tough stuff by "gently" using a steel wool pad - be careful, you could scratch the surface.

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