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A greasy and unclean gas stove can make your kitchen unappealing and revolting to use. Burnt and grease can also hamper your stove’s working condition, affect your cooking most importantly can create a fire hazard.
So, it’s essential to clean your stove top following a routine cleaning basis. It will help your kitchen to increase its beauty and your gas stove from any type of damage.
Yet, you should know that it is not that easy to clean your gas stove properly if you are unknown about the proper way of cleaning it. Because it is pretty dangerous while you are using chemicals to clean your stove top.
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry at all. As I am going to introduce all the tricks and tips, you’ll need to clean your gas stove. And most importantly you will know about the use of chemical and natural cleaners for that.
So let’s just jump into it.
Here I will discuss some natural methods in which you can keep your stove top clean properly. Before you start cleaning, you will have a few options from where you can choose the best possible way of cleaning your cook top.
How to remove hardened messes from the stove-top?
Sometimes the dirt or grease on your stove doesn’t come off quickly with soap and water. For this type of situation, try these methods.
The white vinegar and baking soda method
White vinegar and baking soda method is the most effective and safe way of cleaning a gas stove-top. Because it is entirely chemical-free and natural where there is no harm at all, and no use of water, chemicals or any expensive materials.
White vinegar and baking soda separately can show an excellent performance cleaning which I will discuss later in this blog. But together it gives the best output. So here I will show you how to clean the gas stove top with white vinegar and baking soda step by step.
First of all, remove extra dirt and detritus from the greasy stop with the help of a wet cloth. And then do the same for grates and burners.
Pick an empty spray bottle and fill it with vinegar. Now spray it into the stove top and cover all the greasy spots. Also, do the same for burners and grates of the cook-top.
After spraying it properly, now pick tissue papers by which you have to cover the top of the stove. Now sprinkle the vinegar over the tissue paper, which will make it utterly wet with vinegar. Do the similar for burners and grates here too.
Now, wait for an hour, by this time the vinegar will loosen up the grease and rust over it. After that, you have to remove the tissue papers where you will see oil coming up with it. Rub tissue papers for removing more.
By this time, the stove top is almost clean, as we said they separately work but together they give the best result. So now we will use baking soda to clean better.
So, now take some baking soda in a spoon. Now sprinkle it on the stove top and over its grates and burners. Try to cover all the parts of the stove where there is still rust and grease.
Again spray vinegar over the baking soda. Which will do a reaction with one another and get rid of all the dust and grease.
Now use an old brush to rub your stove. It will help your stove to be cleaner.
Last but not least, take a soft dry cloth and clean all of your stove and its parts.
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A commercial oven cleaner method
Oven cleaners work very well in terms of cleaning gas stove tops. For this, remove its removable parts in a well-ventilated area and spray them thoroughly with oven cleaner.
Then you have to wait for a few hours and when the time comes to try to scrub them in and soapy water.
Use a soft cloth for coated grates and rough sponge for non-coated grates. When all the steps are done, dry them and replace them like before.
Warm towel method
First, wet a dish towel and warm it. You can warm it in your microwave for 30 sec.
Use your warm towel to cover the stuck-on bits on the stove. Leave the sheet on that position for 15 minutes at least.
The heated towel will help to loosen up the gunk over the stove top and when it will loosen up, just rub generally with warm water. You can use a little amount of soap with it.
With this method, you have to do less work to clean. Nothing tackles the grime better than it. What you have to do is take a zipper top bag and add some ammonia in it.
Then put all the removable parts in the bag and seal. And after overnight, you just have to rinse them, and it will appear shining.
If you’re using chemicals, make sure you are wearing a mask and gloves, because it can cause damage.
Salt and baking soda method
First, blend some baking soda in a spoon and add salt in it. Then add tablespoon water and mix it. Now pour the mixture over the stove carefully and rub with a cloth.
Olive oil method
Pour a little olive oil over your stove top. Now, use a cloth to rub into the rust over the stove top. After this, try to spray the stove using an all-purpose cleaner which will work for your furnace as well.
Lemon and baking soda method
Lemon is very helpful in cutting grease. And baking soda helps to remove baked-on stains but doesn’t cause any scratch on the glass. In this process, try baking soda to sprinkle simply on a glass stove top.
Now rub the surface where dirt and grease are available with a slice of lemon. Then wipe the area with a wet cloth properly.
How to do routine cleaning of a stove top?
Generally, we face soft dirt over our stove top. And if we clean it by maintaining a daily routine, it doesn’t end up being a hardened mess. So here are some methods which will help you with this.
Dish soap and water method
For this, first, remove electric burner caps and grates from the stove. Now, put them in warm water. Mix a few drops of dish soap in the water. It will make the stuck-on food particles soft.
Now wipe the stove with a dry cloth. Wipe it properly as it will help to remove loose food particles from the stove top. But there is no need to rub because we only need to clear the area we want to clean.
Clear the fuel ports now. Sometimes, burnt food particles can stick on fuel ports that will cause problems for lighting properly or can create a burning hazard. If there are lots of food junks, try brushing to prevent those.
Now rub the stove-top using usual dish soap and water. But be careful not to use too much water because it can make fuel ports impregnated. Getting too wet, it can show trouble igniting.
After cleaning with soap, rinse the sponge. And wipe it for the last time with just water. Now dry it using a towel.
Boiling water method
If you don’t have any resources to clean your cook top, but you need to clean it immediately, you can try boiling water for it. Carefully pour the boiled water over the stove where there is dirt.
It will simply wipe away. For stubborn areas, use a sponge. It is a simple eco-friendly process but not the best one.
White vinegar and water method
White vinegar is the most used and effective cleanser for cleaning stove-top. First mix one part of vinegar with two parts of water. And pour it into an empty spray bottle. Now, spray it all over the stove which will remove the grim.
After finishing, clean it with plain water and sponge and dry it. It will cut the smell of vinegar. Also, follow steps 1-4 from white vinegar and baking soda method.
How to maintain the routine cleaning of the stove-top?
Here are some tips you can follow maintaining a clean stove-top.
- Try to clean your stove-top once a week.
- Make a habit of cleaning the stove-top right after its food spills or boils over.
- Implement a 10 minutes cleaning routine. Spend at least 10 minutes after completing your meal to clean.
How to clean the stove-top daily?
It is an excellent habit to clean the stove top every day for 10 minutes after the meal. Maintain it to clean after every use, which will help you from further heavy cleaning. For this, you can follow these steps below:
- Use a cleaning brush or towel to lose debris.
- Use stove top cleaner or soapy water to scrub the water properly.
- Use a brush to clean around the burners.
- Use a dry clean cloth to dry the stove-top surface.