I saw a tutorial on Pinterest about using ammonia to clean the grates on a gas stove. It promised "no scrubbing," and I am all about no scrubbing, so I decided to put it to the test.
Here is a Before pic:
This is a 12-hour process, so that is something that needs to be taken into consideration. I chose a day where I knew I wasn't using the stove that night. Alternatively, you could just begin the process in the evening and let the cleaning happen overnight.
I put the grates into turkey-sized oven bags and filled each bag with approximately 1 gallon of ammonia. (Then I stuck my head out the window for a minute- phew!) I just taped the bags closed, and the seal must have been okay because I didn't smell the ammonia after the bags were closed.
After about 6 hours, I could see little pieces of yuck floating in the water.
At the end of the 12 hours, I took the grates out of the bags, rinsed them, and wiped them with a microfiber cloth. I didn't do any scrubbing, and they look fantastic!! There is a water spot on the picture below, which is kind of deceiving, but they really did look like new!
So there you have it: an easy, no-scrub way to clean grates on a gas stove!