07-28-2013 03:06 PM
My gas grill grate is beyond scrubbing.
I was thinking of putting them inside my oven and using the "clean" setting.
Does anyone know why I wouldn't want to do this?
01-07-2016 09:43 AM
Don't know but....
Did you happen to see the presentation of a grill/oven cleaner recently? I think Mary Beth Roe was the host. It had Magic or Miracle in the name, maybe. It was a pillowcase size pouch that you put the grill into, left overnight and it was sparkling clean. I cannot find it; CS cannot find it. I need it desperately.
It would work for you also.
01-07-2016 10:10 AM
You might get a black film and/or smoke around the oven. I didn't even think my oven was dirty and I have white cabinets in my kitchen that got a film on them from cleaning my oven.
I saw something on Pinterest about putting the grates in a trash bag with some ammonia overnight and the gunk wipes right off........try googling it...might work out better for you...Good Luck!
01-07-2016 10:26 AM
My self-cleaning oven instructions say to take the rakes out of the oven before cleaning. I don't know why but sometimes I do it and sometimes not. It's worth a try....
01-07-2016 01:04 PM - edited 01-07-2016 01:06 PM
My self cleaning oven instructions said the racks could be left in the oven during the cleaning cycle, but they would end up somewhat discolored and the surface would be roughened (they would no longer slide easily). I imagine the results would be similar with grill grates.
I found a product online that might work (and might be the product someone else was referring to):
01-07-2016 01:13 PM
DH cleans ours outside with oven cleaner. Spray them with the cleaner & let them set. He uses a large rubbermaid container with water in it to finish cleaning them.
01-07-2016 01:13 PM
I am going to say no to this idea, because the grill grates will absorb a tremendous amount of heat in the cleaning process, and will most likely damage your oven racks, if that is what they are laying on inside the oven. As has been suggested, I would put them inside a trash bag, spray with oven cleaner, tie the bag, and let sit outside overnight. Then rinse clean with a garden hose.
01-07-2016 01:16 PM
When my grill grate gets too gross, I just buy a new grate. There are universal fit ones for 20 bucks around in Walmart/target/Tru Value/Lowes, etc....Depending on where you live they would be in the stores year round. In snowy areas, they will come out when the spring stuff begins to emerge.
If you want an exact match your grill brand, you can get them just by googling your brand grill + grill grate and find the best price.
I find the universal fit ones work just fine.
Way easier than trying to make a gross grill clean again. For ME, I would rather just get a new one. Call me lazy
If you do want to clean,. I agree with the ammonia in a trash bag. Lay it flat for 24 hours and it cleans up OK. A bit messy because all the gunk turns to sludge and you wipe it down. Also need to do this outside because of the fumes.
I would not use your self clean oven. It will wreck the grate.
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