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Self-cleaning gas oven -- can I add grates from stovetop when I clean this way?

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BangorDin Nov 23, 2013 10:34 AM

Will something bad happen if I put them in the oven and let them go through the cleaning? The grates are black iron, a Sears stove.

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  1. scubadoo97 RE: BangorDin Nov 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    What are they made of?

    Mine are cast iron

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      BangorDin RE: scubadoo97 Nov 23, 2013 10:50 AM

      Yes, cast iron.

    2. wekick RE: BangorDin Nov 23, 2013 10:58 AM

      If they are uncoated cast iron and have seasoning at all that would be gone. If they are coated with a finish or enamel it might damage it by the heat or heating and cooling.

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        BangorDin RE: wekick Nov 23, 2013 11:18 AM

        Hmm, they are shiny black, but of course they sit in flame when I cook on the stovetop. I wonder if they would get any hotter in the oven.

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          scubadoo97 RE: BangorDin Nov 23, 2013 01:58 PM

          They might

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            Sid Post RE: BangorDin Nov 24, 2013 08:23 AM

            Self clean cycles in home use ovens typically run in the 1000~1200 degree range. It is highly unlikely your stove top will get close to that temperature range from normal burners. Keep in mind the heat at the tip of a nice blue flame is not what 'touches' the grate.

            If you have enameled grates, which it sounds like you do, the metal should be fine if it's cast but the enameled finish will probably be very dull and could possibly craze in such a harsh thermal cycle. If it is a stamped grate - DO NOT SELF CLEAN IN THE OVEN.

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          ellaf RE: BangorDin Nov 24, 2013 09:55 AM

          I would read the owners manual. Our manual specifically says not to do that, but the dishwasher is okay. I didn't bother to find out why it shouldn't be done.

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