How to Clean Burnt Stove Grates With Baking Powder Overnight

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic scrub brush

  • 1/2 gallon warm water

  • 1/2 cup baking powder

  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

  • Rag

Soak burnt stove grates annually.

The burners on your gas stove suffer the daily spills, stains and accidents of cooking for your family. After several weeks and months, a burnt residue forms that will transfer to your pots and pans. Scrubbing the grates is a quick way to remove superficial residue, but it may leave behind the deeper stains. Use a combination of baking powder and other safe products to create a soak that slowly dissolves the burnt food stains from your metal stove grates.


Step 1

Remove any large chunks of burnt food from the metal grates, using a plastic scrub brush. Hold the grate over a garbage can to create less of a mess.

Step 2

Pour one-half gallon of warm water, one-half cup of baking powder and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into a plastic basin or clean sink.

Step 3

Submerge the grates in the baking powder solution. Allow the grates to remain in the water for at least eight hours, or overnight.


Step 4

Lift the grates from the water and scrub them with a plastic scrub brush to remove the loosened burnt food stains.

Step 5

Rinse the grates under a warm tap before drying them with a rag and reinstalling them on the stove.