Take about 1/4 cup of ammonia and seal it up with one of the burners in a large ziploc bag. I leave it outside on a cookie sheet overnight. You don’t need to soak it, it just needs to be sealed up with the ammonia fumes. When it’s done sitting, it should wipe clean with a sponge.
cleaning stover burners & grates using amonia. Place grate in large zip lock bag then sprinkle amonia in with it. It is not necessary to cover the grate as it is just the fumes that strip the grease and burnt on grime. Place the baggie on a cookie sheet and put outside. Leave overnight or longer. Never mix amonia with any other cleaner especially if it has bleach as toxic gases with result.
I had months of petrified junk on my stove burners. What can I say, life gets busy, and the little things don't get done. I kept procrastinating cleaning them because I knew it would be a nasty job. Then I found this quick, easy cleaning method that requires little to no scrubbing. Life is still busy and I have clean stove burners!