There is nothing I hate more than cleaning a stove top grease trap. I used to wrap them in aluminum foil, but I hate they way it looks. They always get covered in baked on grease that is so hard to get off. I have tried special cleaners and scrubbing. They still look awful.
Then I found a way to make them much easier to clean. In fact, they look almost new. Just look at the difference!
If you have never cleaned these before, you simply make sure the stove is off and cool and pull out the burner.
Then you just pop off the grease trap.
Remember when I posted that post about baking soda? In it I used baking soda in my microwave to help loosen the grease. I decided to use the same concept. Add baking soda and water to a pan with the grease trap and turn it on high.
Let it boil. Flip it over and make sure you get the whole thing.
Once it has boiled for a few minutes, take it out being careful not to burn yourself. Now you want to scrub it using steel wool. It shouldn't take too long to be cool enough to touch.
You don't have to scrub too hard. If you do, put it back in the pot. Soon it will loosen. Look at the result!
Now your stove top looks much much better.