To clean stove burner grates, soak them in warm, soapy water, and scrub with a non-metal soap pad, rinse the grates well, and seal each grate in a plastic bag with a 1/2 cup of household ammonia. Wait overnight, and rinse the grates again, then polish the grates with a soft cloth.Know More
Let the grates sit in a basin of hot, soapy water for about 15 minutes to loosen burned-on particles.
Scrub the grates with non-metal soap pads to remove the loosened particles.
Hold the grates under running, warm water to remove the soap and dirt.
Place each partially-cleaned grate in a large plastic bag or container. Add 1/2 cup of household ammonia to each bag or container, and seal the bags with a rubber band or put lids on the containers.
Leave the grates overnight. The ammonia fumes chemically remove the rest of the grime.
Hold the grates under warm, running water to remove all of the ammonia and any last dirt residue.
Dry the grates with a soft cloth. Put the grates back on the stove top.
Standard Maytag ovens require pushing a series of commands on the stove or oven's instruction pad in order to start the self-cleaning operation. Maytag ovens with AquaLift self-cleaning technology require adding water and wiping up the loosened dirt after the self-cleaning operation is over.Full Answer >
A paste of baking soda and water and some elbow grease is one way to remove scorch marks from a ceramic stove top. All-natural solutions or special cleaners designed for ceramic surfaces are preferred, and the milder they are, the better.Full Answer >
Convection occurs when a cold pot of water is placed on a stove burner that transfers heat to the bottom of the pan. As the water in the pan warms, it begins to bubble on the surface. Generally, convection transfers heat from a warm area to a cooler one.Full Answer >
To clean a gas stovetop, remove the grates and knobs. Spray the grates with oven cleaner, and wash them in hot, soapy water, along with the knobs. Clear the fuel ports of any blockages, wipe the surface clean with a damp sponge, and return the removable parts to the stovetop.Full Answer >