7 Simple Ways to Clean Gas Stove & Cooktop

8 Simple Ways to Clean Stove Gas & Cooktop

Homemade Recipes for Cleaning Gas Stove

1. Baking Soda Paste

Baking Soda Paste

Ingredient(s)

Baking soda

How to Use

Firstly, wash the burners with plain water to do away with the initial layer of dirt. Then, make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Cover all the burners with this paste and let it sit for around 20 minutes. Scrub away the softened residue of food or grease and then rinse thoroughly.

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2.Vinegar for Burner

Cleaning Burner

Ingredient(s)

Vinegar

How to Use

This is more of a regular measure. All you have to do is spray vinegar on all burners on a regular basis (even daily if you wish). Simply wipe off with a clean cloth. This is especially helpful because vinegar will keep clearing grease, dirt, and residue before they get a chance to settle in.

3.Vegetable or Olive Oil

Olive oil for Cleaning Stove

Ingredient(s)

How to Use

Simply put a little oil on the stains and scrub them clean. Follow up by using an all-purpose cleaner to get rid of the oiliness.

4. Soap and Water

Soap and Water for Cleaning Stove

Ingredient(s)

Soap and water

How to Use

Dab a piece of clean cloth in a mixture of soap and water. Directly scrub on the residues. If something is too thick and won’t come off, use baking soda paste as discussed previously.

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5. Baking Soda and Lemon Paste for Glass Stove-Top

Baking soda and lemon

Ingredient(s)

  • Lemons
  • Baking soda

How to Use

Sprinkle baking soda powder on the stove top. Take a slice of lemon and scrub all over the surface. Use a damp cloth to wipe the stove, and remove any lemon pulp or remnants of baking soda.

To know more about how to use baking soda, lemon or other easily available ingredients for cleaning your home, read about natural house cleaning tips and recipes here.

6. Dish Soap and Baking Soda for Drip Pans

Dish Soap and Baking Soda for Drip Pans

Ingredient(s)

  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda

How to Use

Drip pans are pie-shaped, steel cutouts that are placed under the burner. They help collect food or any other dripping residue which would otherwise fall through the sides of the burner to the bottom of the stove.

For this, mix equal parts of baking soda and dishwashing soap in a bowl to obtain a consistent, foamy mixture. Scrub this mixture on the drip pans to remove dirt and residue. If something does not come off easy, pour this mixture into zipper-top plastic bags and immerse the drip pans in it for some time. Scrub off later, and you get clean pans.

7. Using Razor Scraper

Scraper

Tool(s)

Scraper

How to Use

For very tough, hard-to-remove stains, use a scrapper. Place it at an angle over the residue and scrape expertly while taking care not to exert excessive force. Otherwise, you might scratch the stove top. After the hard stains have been chipped away, the rest of the stains can be removed using any of the other methods.

Things to Avoid while Cleaning Stove

  • NEVER spray liquid cleaners on a hot stove. Let the stove completely cool down because the difference in temperature can affect your unit in a bad way and is especially bad for the glass surface. In worst cases, the glass surface might crack or break.
  • DO NOT let water or vinegar touch your igniters or electric connections. They can corrode the insides which will ultimately damage the heating capacity. Anything metal can be cleaned, but one needs to pay extra attention when cleaning around electric connections and igniters.
  • Do not use foils as an alternative to drip pans. They never work and can in turn damage the stove.

Stove Cleaning Guidelines

  • When you start cleaning, take a paper towel or damp cloth to first wipe off loose crumbs or easily removable residue. An even better option is to wipe off the stove after every time you cook.
  • Keep cleaning your stove regularly to avoid build-up. Cleaning the burners can also regulate the gas usage and make them last longer.
  • Before turning to scrapers or scrubbers, let a cleaner sit on the stains for a while so that they loosen up and get removed with a cloth, without needing to use a scraper which can scratch the surface.
  • Use the right cleaner for the right task.

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