One of the most precious pieces of equipment in your kitchen is your gas stove. The latest micro oven or inductions can never replace tge comfort of cooking on a gas stove. Vintage kitchen equipment is one of the most popular cooking appliances in our home. For tge middle-class family who wants their equipment to run long and give them the utmost comfort must learn how to maintain and clean their gas stove. A little maintenance and cleaning will make your gas stove last a long way without any problem. Maintaining a gas stove and conducting its regular cleaning is also important to measure the safety of your home as ignorance may cause huge casualties.
How to Clean Gas Range with soap and water?
The soap water cleaning may sound old fashion but it is efficient till now. This is easy and efficient at the same time. Materials that you will need – soapy water, scrub brush, kitchen towel, sponge.
How to do it?
Get your supplies and start by removing the grates and burners from the stovetop.
Then gradually wipe away any dry debris at this stage and don’t scrub simply clean it physically.
Soak the grates and burners in soapy water by adding in a few drops of dish soap.
Take a look at the fuel ports of the burners to see if they are clogged. If they are, use the brush to clean them up and unclog. Clogged burners pose a hazard in the kitchen which is why this is important.
Time to clean the stovetop! Scrub it clean by using the side of a sponge soaked in a few drops of dish soap. Work in circular motions, squeeze out the liquid and add dish soap in drops. Don’t go crazy on soaking with the dish soap since too much will saturate the fuel ports, forcing you to wait until it dries out.
Finish the cleaning process by rinsing the stovetop and the sponge. Use water to rinse, and dry with a kitchen towel to finish.
Now your gas stovetop is sparkling!
If you still feel that your stove is not cleaned well or some cooking marks are still left on the top. Then we have 8 more unique ways to reach your satisfaction. They are –
Ammonia works wonders in cleaning the grates of your gas stove. Get some ammonia from a nearby pharmacy and soak the burners and grates overnight. Seal these in zip-lock bags before adding in the ammonia. The next morning, rinse them with water and watch the debris float away.
- Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
If you’re wondering about how to get rid of grease stains, try this. Layer your stovetop with a few sprinkles of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Give it a while to act and you’ll notice the pesky stains and debris breaking down. Just rinse with water, dry, and voila – your gas stove is spotless.
If you don’t have any chemical-free alternatives lying around the house, try this technique. In a pan, bring water to a boil. Pour this on the areas that have stains and let it sit. Scrub using a sponge, a few drops of liquid soap, and watch the stains disappear naturally.
- Salt and Baking Soda
Take a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of baking soda. Mix them and add water to make a fine paste. Get a kitchen rag and soak it in this paste. Clean the stovetops with this, scrub, and wipe well.
White vinegar is a fantastic stovetop cleanser and works like a charm every time. If you want to wipe away caked-up stains and overflows without breaking a sweat, try this. Mix one part of white vinegar with two parts of regular tap water. Spray this on the affected areas and wipe. White vinegar is acidic which loosens up the particles and helps them come off easily. You can use this solution for glass stovetops too. If you don’t have white vinegar, you can try cleaning gas stove burners with vinegar of the regular kind (like apple cider vinegar) to compare the results.
- Dish Soap and Baking Soda
Mix baking soda and dish soap in equal parts. Blend until you get a slightly foamy paste. Apply this mix to the drip pans and let it sit in ziplock bags for one hour. Scrub and put the pans back in place. They’ll be squeaky clean in no time.
- Baking Soda and Lemon
Baking soda helps remove tough stains while lemon has antibacterial properties, acting as a natural disinfectant. When you combine the two, they work wonders to remove even the finest particles and caked-up messes. The solution won’t scratch glass stovetops. You can make it just by adding a handful of baking soda to the surface and cleaning the top with a lemon slice. Use a damp cloth to wipe away the stains after they loosen up and you’re done.
- Razor Scraper
A razor scraper is your last resort when none of the above options works. Set it at an angle and carefully scrub the stains away. Rinse later, using any one of the blends mentioned above and they should go away. If any of the above solutions aren’t strong enough or aren’t working, try using a commercial oven cleaner. These work well with gas stovetops. Another trick you can try is pouring vegetable oil on the stains and scrubbing them by spraying a few drops of the commercial cleaning agent.
Three additional cleaning measure that you should follow in your daily routine –
Wipe away overflows immediately, check your burners occasionally, to confirm they are working well, always dry your gas stove after use.
Thus, you can keep your gas range clean and tidy regularly with very simple efforts.