Stop stove grates from slipping

 Cooking on our stove used to be frustrating and occasionally painful. The grates on the gas stove would slip out of place at the slightest pressure, always toward the back of the stove. I would regularly hear Chef Freddy cursing the escaping grates in quite a shocking manner.

Kit list

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Step 1


After cleaning the stove thoroughly with soap and water and then some alcohol in the area of application, I used a small amount of Sugru to create simple bumpers to stop the runaway grates.

Step 2


I angled the bumpers toward the grate so that they would have a fairly flat, 90 degree surface against the side of the grate and prevent the grate from slipping over the bumper. The bumpers do not sit right against the grate but about 1/8 of an inch from it to allow for easy removal.

Step 3


 The level of kitchen cursing is much abated.And the result does not look bad at all.

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Old Slattery stove. The burner grates have 4 iron prongs on each of the 4 round iron grates. They are meant to sit into the 4 holes of each burner. The problem is that the prongs are so worn down that they won't seat into the holes, slipping out place whenever I place a pan on them. Is there any solution to building up those iron prongs? I searched the web many times and can't find replacement gates.

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I have the exact same cooker and it gets really annoying when it slips as I'm cooking. Will definitely try this! Thanks!

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How has this held up? I'm looking for a fix to this exact same problem.

LOVE THIS !!!! very clever. I also like your cooker a lot.

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