If you’re a Pinterest user, I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch of tips and tricks that may or may not work. Well I can give this one the Laura stamp of approval!
Since I am in deep cleaning mode around here, and the cook top was covered in a layer of sawdust, I decided to try this trick out. Basically you put the grates in a gallon plastic bag with some ammonia (the source says to use 2-3 tablespoons but I’ll let you in on my little secret that I just eyeballed it and dumped some in there) and let it sit overnight. I don’t know about you guys, but I wasn’t about to include cleaning off the grates in my morning routine, so I let them sit overnight and the whole next day, waiting for me when I got home from work. After wiping off the grossness with a sponge and laying them to dry, they look great! Well, as great as a 10 year old cook top can look.
Ta-da! Now the hard part is just keeping them clean while making spaghetti!