We read each and every Customer Satisfaction Survey returned to us by our customers. One customer’s cleaning inquiry struck me.
She couldn’t find any information on how to clean cast iron – the “rough” iron grates and burner caps on her new range. The manual only referenced porcelain-coated grates, not cast iron grates.
“I’m sure I’m not the only person who is wondering,” she wrote – and I agree with her. Plus, I love a good challenge.
So I e-mailed the smart folks at Wolf appliances for help on cleaning cast iron grates. They sent me a knock-down, drag out PDF containing their best cleaning tips, including recommendations for products they’ve tested!
From the guide:
- Mild detergent
- Paste of baking soda & water (NOTE: the customer previously tried this unsuccessfully)
- Mild abrasive cleaners
- Soft Scrub Orange
- Barkeeper’s Friend
- Fume Free Easy-Off (spot cleaning)
- Carbona 2-in-1 Oven Cleaner (cleaning solution can be reused once)
- SOS pads
- Dawn Power Dissolver
- Krud Kutter
- Remove grates from unit and place on a flat surface near the sink to clean. DO NOT immerse in water. Towel dry.
- Use a no-scratch cleaning pad to scrub with hot water and mild detergent or a paste made of baking soda and water.
- Use a degreaser, such as Formula 409, if needed. Then, rinse and towel dry.
- In a worst case scenarios, spot clean with Fume-free Easy Off or use Carbona Oven Rack Cleaner.
Do you have any tips for cleaning cast iron stove grates? Share them in the comments.