How To Clean A Gas Stove

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Keeping your stove clean is important, not only to keep your home looking clean, but also because a dirty stove is a common place for germs and bacteria to grow, which can get on your food, and possibly make you sick. Here are some simple steps for you to follow to ensure that your gas stove is clean.

What you'll need:

  • Liquid dish soap
  • Cleaning rag
  • Straight pin
  • Non-abrasive sponge
  • Glass cleaner
  • Baking soda
  • Sink or bucket full of hot water

Step 1:

Turn off all of the burners and wait for the stove and oven to cool so you don't burn yourself. Mix the dish soap with hot water.

Step 2: Remove the grates and place them in the bucket or sink to soak. After a few minutes of soaking, use a cleaning rag to wipe the grease and grime away. Once they are clean, rinse with clean water and set aside to dry.

Step 3: Do the same with the burners, where food can also get burnt on. Use a straight pin to get inside the holes, a toothpick is not recommended because it can break off inside. Once the burners are clean, rinse them off with clean water and set them aside to dry.

Step 4: Clean the stovetop by removing any large pieces of food that has fallen onto the stove. Once the large pieces are removed, spray the entire surface area with glass cleaner. Using a soft cloth, or non-abrasive sponge to prevent scratching the stove, scrub any stains or food spots. Use a dry cloth to remove the remainder of the glass cleaner.

Step 5: Using dish soap and water and a clean cloth, wipe down the back of the stove, the knobs, and along the top of the stove. Food grease often sprays up during cooking and can build up on the wall behind the stove as well, so be sure to wipe the wall down too.

Step 6: Once the burners are dry, and the rest of the stove is clean, they can be replaced to their original spots.

Your oven, like those from Shore TV and Appliance, should be wiped down after every use to ensure a sanitary cleaning surface, but a good, deep clean like this should be done once a week or so to keep the stove in good working order as a lot of grime built up on the burners can affect the performance of the stove.