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I'm going to change your life today. (Well, your stove top at least.) Don’t you judge me! I cook. A lot. These were my stove burner/grates. Yep. They were so bad that I am almost embarrassed to put a watermark on this photo. You cook... oil and grease spatter... they get heated and reheated and then pretty soon you have a disgusting coating that will not. scrub. off. ever. What to do...? Stop. Scrubbing. Remember
The V Spot: Cleaning Stove Burners & Grates using Ammonia (The best, easiest, cheapest way EVER.)
How to clean your burner rings: spread on the burners a thick coat of baking soda and sprinkled 1 TBSP peroxide on each burner. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then remove the grime & scrub for a few minutes. In the end I sprayed them with All-Purpose cleaner and wiped them clean and dry.
To clean stove burners: Take about 1/4 cup of ammonia and seal it up with one of the burners in a large ziploc bag. You don't need to soak them, it's the fumes that break down the stains..
Put burners in ziplock bag, add 1/2 cup of ammonia and let sit overnight, and in the morning wipe clean with a sponge/rag! I do this with my oven racks too. Don't try with aluminum, but if you get that black stuff on the bottoms (or inside if you *really* burn it) of stainless steel pans, it works great on them too. I just use garbage bags for the really big things.