Question about Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Slide-In Gas Range - White
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 also have the gray grates...I have found that putting them in my self cleaning oven does the trick.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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!
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
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!
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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.
Posted on May 18, 2009
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!
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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!
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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