Monday, December 26, 2016
A cleaning question
I am trying to clean the black, cast iron stove top grates to the range in my rental. One of the perks of rental living is inheriting the dirt and grime of former tenants who are not as fastidious as I like to be. I am constantly cleaning the grates and underside (enameled) part of the gas range. The grates, however, especially the ones over the front 2 burners, have a lot of baked on, black gunk that I am trying to remove.
I first placed them in a garbage bag, soaked them in amonia for several hours. Helped but not as completely clean as I'd like. I then tried some of my homemade cleaner (a vinegar and dish soap formulation) that helped some more as well as literally scrapping black, burnt on gunk. I also used an old toothbrush to get into nooks and cranies. While there is a definate improvement, some gunk remains.
What do you recommend to finally get the rest of this off?