Need help on repairing discolored or corroded grate on oven

Old 06-08-04, 10:20 AM
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Hello, I have an Imperial Oven and Cooktop (old model).

I used an oven cleaner yesterday and sprayed the grate as well (the instructions said that it was okay to spray on porcelain, stainless steel, iron, glass and ceramic surfaces).

After I wiped the grate clean, it is now either discolored or corroded - it has a 'cigarette-ashy' look and feel to it.

I have tried baking soda paste and also vinegar to remove it but nothing works.

I am trying to sell my apt and would like the appliances to look their best. Can you suggest either an alternate cleaning method OR some kind of silver enamel/paint (?) that would be approved for an oven grate?

Thanks for your help
Old 06-08-04, 11:18 AM
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Hello sheilam and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Oven spray cleaners are very caustic. Most likely, do to the age of the appliance and the grates, any original finsih that was present was removed. The finish cannot be replaced nor can any type of paint be applied.

Replacement grates, most likely but not assuredly, may be obtained from any local appliance store. Dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and are listed in the phone book.

Exact replacements may not be available any longer. A close match to the existings type and style may have to be used as the replacements. Be sure to take the current ones with you to any appliance parts store(s) you go to.

Same applies to the oven racks, if that is what you mean by grates. Grates applies to the top burner grates pots and pans set on, on top of the stove burners. Racks applies to those inside the oven.

May also be possible to shop online for the needed parts.

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