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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:
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 from range top and place on a flat surface near the sink
- Remove grates from unit and place on a flat surface near the sink to clean. DO NOT immerse in water. Towel dry.
- Hot water and liquid detergent; paste of baking soda and water
- Degreasers (Formula 409, Fantastic Orange), use sparingly. Towel dry.
- “Multipurpose NO SCRATCH” Scotchbrite pad (blue, NOT green)
- Mild abrasive cleaners, rinse and towel dry
- Worst case scenarios – Spot clean with Fume-free Easy Off
- Carbona Oven Rack Cleaner, following directions on package