The stove is the main component of your kitchen, heating up and preparing meals on command at all times of day, season. It works for you and your family, and all that hard work reflects on its surface. I mean, a splotch of sauces, burnt bits of rice, and many other similar residues show how hard your stove works.
After vigorous cooking, the gas stovetops accumulate a golden-brown patina of grease on the burners and over the surface, making it unappealing and hazardous to your health.
Luckily, there are several cleaning methods that you can use to efficiently and quickly clean your gas stovetop. Similarly, cleaning grates and burners is not time-consuming as well. So, in this read, we will show you how to clean a gas stove top like professionals.
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How to Clean Gas Stove Top quickly
1. First clean loose residues and dirt from the stove top’s surface
Before we move on to any other method, we recommend giving this simple but effective cleaning method a try.
You will need a soft microﬁber towel soaked in plain water. Next, wipe the stove top’s surface, and collect all the loose food and dirt you can. Ensure that while cleaning, your gas stove is cool and off.
2. Remove Baked On Food & Soils
Spray and wipe your gas stovetop with a regular kitchen degreaser to break down all the caked grime and other debris. You can use any reputable gas stovetop cleaner for this purpose. Follow the maker’s advice regarding the dilution ratio of cleaner and water.
Here, you can also use a razor blade scraper to remove food & residue from the surface but don’t scrub too hard. Keep scrubbing until all the caked food residue is removed. In the end, use plain water to rinse the entire surface. Don’t forget to clean the stove’s control knobs and other accessories.
3. Finishing Touches For Stovetop’s Shine
If you want that beautiful mirror-like shine on the surface of your stove, give it a nice and gentle finishing touch by using polish. Use the adequate quantity of any reliable cook-top cleaner/polish and wipe slowly in a circular motion using a microﬁber cloth. The polish will make it glossy and offers a mirror-like shine. Here, no need to rinse it with water; instead, dry it with a clean microﬁber towel or soft glass towel.
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Recommended Gas Stovetop Cleaner:
- Any mild liquid dish soap
- A dry cloth or small towel
- A sponge
- Cleaning Solution
- A toothpick
1. First, remove the grates and burners and soak them in lukewarm, sudsy water. Add mild dish soap and let it remove all the grease and other stuck-on items.
2. Now, take a dry fabric and clean debris from the stovetop’s surface.
3. Remove all the blockages from the fuel source. Use a rag and a toothpick to unclog any stuck food residues.
4. Take a sponge and cleaning solution and give your gas stovetop a good but gentle scrub. After that, wipe all the left food residue and grease away.
5. Now rinse off your stove using fresh water and a piece of dry fabric or towel. This will help to remove any left residue as well as excessive cleaner.
6. Take out grates and burners from the water and scrub them using a soft cloth. You can also use a sponge to get rid of sticky residue. Once done, dry them with a clean fabric.
7. Reassemble and put burner caps and grates back over the stove. Ah, your gas stovetop is new and clean!
Stovetop Cleaning Kit:
How to Clean Stove top Burners and Stove Grates
Vinegar is effective in removing grease and oil from the grates and burners. Here is a detailed method of how to clean the grates and burners of your gas stovetop.
- Plain water
- Shallow pan
- Soft brush or old toothbrush
Stove top Burners Cleaning
- Take a sprayer and mix 50/50 water and vinegar, and pour it into the sprayer.
- Spray the solution on the burners slowly and carefully. Coat the burners nicely and let the solution eat all the grime. However, don’t saturate the burners.
- Let the solution sit for about 20 to 25 minutes.
- If needed, take a scrub pad to remove the caked grime and stains from the surface.
- Repeat the method if necessary.
Stove Grates Cleaning
- Take a shallow pan and fill it with a 50/50 mixture of plain water and vinegar.
- Then, submerge the grates in the mixture and let them soak for about 30 to 40 minutes.
- After that, take them out and start scrubbing them with a soft brush or toothbrush.
- Rinse and clean the grates with water.
- If necessary, repeat the vinegar soak and scrubbing.