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Clean Stove Grates: How to Easily De-grease

Clean stove grates! They are not only disgusting, but they can be a fire hazard once they’ve collected all the grease from cooking, especially if you love to fry delicious goodness! It can be a real challenge to clean stove grates. I’m often tempted to just buy new ones, but I’m too much of an environment freak and way too cheap!  This is super simple, just takes a little time!How To Clean Stove Grates #DIY #Home
Aah, spring cleaning!  Getting that Spring Cleaning itch is such a great feeling!  The one time of year where we actually WANT to clean house!  It’s interesting how we sort of nest this time of year, makes me wonder if it’s some primal instinct.
All about attempting to build savings and being environmentally friendly and with this secret little trick, you don’t spend money on new grates OR have nasty ones! Win Win!
Regardless, I read about this somewhere and thought I would share my instructions.  Has the bug hit you yet???

How to Clean Stove Grates

Here’s the Easy Way
  1. Take down your grates and find a pan they will fit in.  Some people used pots, but mine wouldn’t work in that so I used a really large pan similar to the one linked.
  2. Add an inch or more water to the pan enough so that it will cover the grates, just be careful not to make it too heavy as you will need to move it and dump the water while it’s still hot later.
  3. Heat the water to boiling, a good rolling boil.
  4. Using tongs or something so you won’t touch anything, dip the grates into the water and hold it down. If you don’t want to stand there while it melts the grease off, you can also use something heavy to hold it down while it does it’s thing.  You’ll see the grease come floating off!  It’s gross but kind of cool lookin’.  LOL
  5. Remove the grate, dispose of water (Preferably not down the drain, but if you must dump it down the sink then allow water to clush it through for a bit afterwards to help ensure it doesn’t get stuck in the pipes.)
  6. Do the other side and repeat if you think it needs it.
Super easy!!!
See some of our other home life cheats and such here!  You’ll find lots to love!My Secret to Keeping My Stove Grates Clean and Grease Free!

I’d be ever so grateful if you share your cleaning tricks and cheats! 

I’m all about working smarter not harder!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

14 thoughts on “Clean Stove Grates: How to Easily De-grease

    • April 4, 2022 at 6:43 pm

      I did NOT know that!!! Thank you so much for sharing that piece of wisdom!

    • January 25, 2021 at 7:55 am

      It was absolutely disgusting! I hadn’t really thought about it before, but once I cleaned them I was disgusted! So gross!

  • June 21, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 19 for Cleaning and Organizing, open June 15 to 25. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

    • June 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      My pleasure! Thank you for sharing!!! I enjoyed your party!

  • April 19, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my, never that about doing that before! Thanks for sharing!

  • March 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Oh, yikes, I bet it does look gross, lol. But, hey, if it works, that’s good by me.

  • April 16, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Never thought about doing that! Thanks for sharing!

  • April 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Very cool I have been trying to figure out how to clean those little boogers thank you so much!


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