How To Make Cast Iron Grates Look New. Taking a few moments every now and then to perform small kitchen cleaning tasks like removing gunk buildup on your stove top’s grates can make all the difference in terms of functionality and not having to deal with as much buildup as you go.
Although this doesn’t seem like the biggest kitchen cleaning task, ignoring it will result in offending aromas, uneven cooking, and unsightly messes that you would otherwise have had to spend additional time to clean off.
How To Make Cast Iron Grates Look New
If you have removable stovetop grates, it’s easiest to place them inside an empty sink. Mix a solution of roughly 2 tablespoons of dish soap with 1 cup of warm water. Using the scrubber side of your sponge, rub the grates in circular motions for about 10 minutes to loosen any built-up grease or caked-on food.
Remember to keep the soapy water clean Next simply rinse under warm running water and dry completely before replacing them in your oven.
We will discuss here how we can clean stove grates.
Step 1: Place The Oven Grates
The easiest way to dispose of your cast-iron grates is by placing them in an empty sink or bathtub after they’re cooled.
You can also use a plastic container if you don’t have a large enough sink or tub, even if you have to borrow it from under the bed.
Step 2: Soaking
Fill the oven grates with boiling or extremely hot water and a dab of dish soap to clean the grates. If there’s stubborn grease that needs cutting through, then immerse the grate in soapy water for 10 to 15 minutes; but be careful it could get hot.
Step 3: Scrubbing
After soaking and if necessary, use a scouring cleaner (like Bon Ami, Bar Keepers Friend, or even baking soda) on a stiff-bristled (non-metal) brush, sponge, or non-scratch nylon scrubber and scour away any baked-on food or leftover grease.
As for metal utensils never use them to clean because they may tarnish the surface of your bakeware.
Step 4: Drying
To avoid buildup on the grates, make sure you clean them and then dry them with a cloth before replacing them back onto your barbecue.
Many times grates are made of metal and placing wet beer cans on the surface will rust them or at least that’s what folks claim so it can’t hurt to lay down something else between your beers and your grill.
Can Bar Keepers Friend be used on cast iron grates?
Yes, you can clean the inside of your enameled cast iron pan with bar keepers friend. You should follow the steps outlined above.
We recommend mixing a small amount of Bar Keepers Friend into warm water and then cleaning with a soft-bristled brass brush to help remove any stuck-on foods.
What is the best way to restore cast iron grill grates?
Soaking the grates overnight will help remove any excess grease or residue left over from cooking meals collected while they were on the stovetop.
After cleaning the grates, place them back onto a grate support frame so they can air dry completely before placing them back into your oven to finish restoring its luster by putting them right back into service.