Cooking is fun if you don’t do the clean up. But who has that luxury? I must admit that nowadays, I’ve been lucky enough not to do the clean up as well as cooking. But when you are faced with grimy burners and grates, it is best to give them thorough cleaning. If the build up of grime is kept under control, I tell you, it won’t take that long to do a thorough clean up, as you can do it while you join your husband as he is running at home on your his and hers treadmills. How fabulous is that, right?
Going back, burners and grates can be wiped with a damp sponge to start. Soak the grates in a hot soapy water for 30 minutes (see? I told you, you can run on the treadmill in the meantime). A teaspoon of ammonia added into the hot soapy water will ensure that the grime is loosened. Follow this up by scrubbing the grates using a stiff brush to eliminate remaining grime. Remember, the best way to prevent hard to remove grime is to watch your pot so they don’t boil over.