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Old 02-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Plastic on Cast Iron Grate

How do I get melted plastic off a cast iron grate on my gas range. The grate is not covered with enamel, just cast iron.


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Old 02-28-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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I feel sure the plastic has impregnated the cast iron. So any cleaning, scrubbing, chipping would be worthless.

I would probably try burning it off.

Hold the piece over a burner, if you have a gas stove. Otherwise a Butane torch may also work.

The logic here is that if it melted on the cast iron, it should melt off!!

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:24 AM   #3
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Depending on the type of plastic; acetone, acohol, or lacquer thinner may act as solvents. If not, and burning it off does not work; you may want to research carbon digesters.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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Put the grate in the oven during the next cleaning cycle or in your gas/charcoal grill going full blast to burn off the chocolate.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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Great idea, Andy!!!!
Thanks to all of you for helping.
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