January 27, 2016

How to clean grates and burners on a gas cooktop video

By Sears PartsDirect staff
How to clean gas burners and grates on a cooktop.
How to clean gas burners and grates on a cooktop.

Use the tips in this video to keep your gas range or cooktop looking and cooking like new. Find out what kind of cleaning solution to use to soften burned-on spills and how to clean the slots on the burner heads and ignition ports to keep the burners heating evenly.

Check out additional repair help for gas and electric cooktops and ranges if you're looking for more troubleshooting advice or repair guides. 

If you have an electric range with a glass cooktop, this video will show you how to scrape off burned-on spills and let you know which cleaning products are safe to use to buff and polish the surface.

Cool burners and cooktop

Hi, this is Wayne with Sears PartsDirect. Today we're going to talk about cleaning burned-on residue and food particles from your gas cooktop.

First, we'll clean the grates and burner caps. Allow the burners and cooktop to cool completely before you start cleaning. You can use gas grate cleaner to safely clean most grates and burner caps. You can order cleaner here.

Soak grates, burner caps overnight

Here's how it works. Fill your kitchen sink with about 2 gallons of water. It doesn't have to be hot water because you're going to soak the grates overnight.

Add 3 tablespoons of gas grate cleaner to the water. Stir the water until the granules completely dissolve. This stuff is strong, so wear gloves and avoid getting it on your skin. If you do, rinse it off.

Completely immerse the grates and burner caps in the cleaning solution and soak them overnight.

Clean softened residue

The next day, put on some rubber gloves and drain the sink. Using a scrub brush or abrasive pad, clean softened soil and residue from the grates and burner caps and rinse everything thoroughly. Wipe the grates clean with a towel.

Don't use this cleaner on enamel-coated grates and burner caps. If you're unsure which kind you have, check your owner's manual for cleaning instructions.

Clean the burner heads, ignition port

Next, we'll talk about cleaning the burner head slots and the ignition port. This will keep the gas flowing well, so the burner heats evenly. First, wipe the burner head with a damp cloth. Remove food and residue between the burner head slots using a toothbrush.

To remove stubborn residue, use a paper clip or sewing needle. A small-gauge wire works also. Make sure that you clean the ignition port so the burner ignites properly. Wipe the burner head with a damp cloth after cleaning the slots and the ignition port.

Cleaning creme helps surface look like new

Clean the rest of the cooktop surface with cooktop cleaning crème. The cleaning cream is safe to use on painted surfaces. Following these tips keeps your cooktop working and looking like new.

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Main causes: gas supply problem, faulty pressure regulator, clogs in burner or orifice, burner valve failure
Main causes: burner igniter switch failure, bad spark module, dirty or damaged spark electrode, wiring failure, lack of power supply
Main causes: stuck burner igniter switch, wet igniter switch contacts, faulty spark module

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January 27, 2016

How to clean grates and burners on a gas cooktop video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Find out how to clean the grates and burners on your gas cooktop.