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Cleaning gas range grates

dixiegal | Jan 21, 201412:37 PM     30

I have moved into a new house (well new to us. the house is about 7 years old) that has a gas range. This is my first experience with a gas range and I am LOVING it. However, the grates have some build up of grease that I would like to clean off. Not sure how the best way because I don't know what the grates are made of. They look and feel like cast iron. And I don't know if they are coated with anything. I have put some 409 on them and scrubbed with a green scrub pad. It helped, but I would still like to get some of the sticky off. It reminds me of when I don't leave my CI pans baking long enough and the seasoning layer is sticky, instead of hard.
I have considered oven cleaner, and clean it like a regular grill, but I am afraid of damaging it. The previous owners did not leave the owners manuel, so not sure how to care for it.
I am also feeling my way through baking in a convection oven. (Lucky for me it also will bake like a regular oven) Another new path for me. AND I have a dishwasher that I am quickly getting the hang of. (Though I still find myself hand washing a lot of things.) I am also adapting to granite counter tops. Another strange thing for me. But I think I like it. (unlike the garbage disposal that I do NOT like. For it is a vicious thing. >:o/) Just trying to learn how to best care for the granite. I find myself constantly putting mats between the granite and what ever I am setting on it.

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