Cleaning Your Gas Range in 5 Easy Steps
Making a mess is part of cooking. While you’re cleaning up, keep in mind that your gas range requires regular maintenance. Washing your stove prevents grease fires and helps get rid of that smoke smell that comes from burning crusted-on food stains. If you have a natural gas stovetop in your Bolivar, Washington, or Sunflower County, home, follow the range cleaning steps below to get rid of any grime and keep yourself safe.
1. Soak Grates and Caps
Fill your sink with hot, soapy water. Remove the grates and burner caps and soak them in the hot water. If residual grease is stuck to either, scrub it away with dish soap and a scrub brush.
2. Clean With Vinegar
Combine a 1:1 mixture of water and vinegar in a spray bottle, and generously spritz your entire stovetop. Spray the temperature knobs and back panel of the stove, as well. Let the cleaner soak to break down the stains and spills. Then wipe away with a rag.
3. Scrub With Dish Soap
For tougher, greasier splashes that can’t be removed easily with your vinegar spray, use dish soap and a small brush to scrub away the spots. A toothbrush or non-scratch scrub brush works well to get off the gunk without damaging your stove.
4. Check the Burner Heads
Remove the stove’s burner heads by lifting them straight up. Wash away any stains underneath. You can use a small, pointy object, such as a pin or needle, to clean out any crumbs lodged into the heads.
5. Vacuum Under the Gas Range
Finally, lift the stovetop, like you would the hood of a car, and suck up any debris with the brush attachment on your vacuum. Close the lid, and you’re all done.
Keeping your gas range mess-free will ensure cleanliness and safety. Prevent the need for restoration experts after a grease fire by taking the proper maintenance steps. With a clean stove comes peace of mind.