How to Clean Baked-on Grease on Stove Grates

Cooking is sometimes a messy process that leaves spills and splatters on your stove burners. Whether a pot boils over or you are frying foods that leave grease splatters on the stove and surrounding burners, you are often left with baked-on grease that not only leaves your stove looking dirty but also emits a terrible smell when the burner is turned on again and the grease begins to burn.

Removing baked-on grease is easy.

Step 1

Boil a large pot of water that will comfortably fit all of your stove grates inside.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup of baking soda into the pot per 1 gallon of water after the water has come to a boil. Turn off the stove and remove the pot from the burner.

Step 3

Remove all of the stove grates. Each grate lifts off and is typically hooked to the stove on one corner. Simply slip the burner out of the latch to remove it. Use metal tongs to remove the grate you used to boil the water. Use caution as this grate will still be very hot.

Step 4

Place the grates inside the pot of water and let soak for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the grates from the pot one at a time and scrub off any remaining residue with a scrub brush.

Step 6

Rinse each grate with hot water, allow to air dry then place back onto the stove.

Mel Frank

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.