How To Clean Your Gas Range
How To Clean A Gas Cooktop
When it comes to creating a culinary masterpiece, most Seattle,WA , cooks agree: An electric cooktop is no match for the power and control of a gas range. Of course, an electric cooktop is usually much easier to clean than a gas stove. Range cleaning doesn’t need to be intimidating, however. Try these tips to get your gas cooktop sparkling clean.
Basic Cooktop Cleaning
Cleaning as you go is the best way to keep your range looking its best, but for most ranges, a daily or every-other-day will be sufficient. Follow these steps for a basic, everyday cleanup job:
- Remove the burner grates and set aside. If the grates are dirty, place them in a sink filled with hot water and a little dish soap.
- Wipe any loose crumbs or other debris off the gas range cooktop surface, using a dry paper towel or brush.
- Apply a few drops of liquid dish soap to a clean, wet sponge.
Wipe the entire cooktop surface down with the sponge.
If your sponge has a scrubby side, feel free to scrub a bit at any heavily soiled areas. In the alternative, you can mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray generously over the entire cooktop. Both vinegar and dish soap will cut through cooking grease to get your range clean. Wipe the vinegar solution or soapy water off using a clean paper towel or rag.
If your range has cooked-on spills that remain after basic cleanup measures, try a few drops of dish soap on a clean, wet toothbrush or other small, soft brush. Brush the soapy water onto the stained area and scrub using small, circular strokes. Wipe clean with a wet cloth or rag.
Because a gas range uses an open flame, it’s critical to keep yours clean. Cooking on a dirty stove can cause drips and spills to burn, filling your kitchen and home with a smoke smell. Worse, spilled grease can ignite into a home fire, leaving you to face smoke damage restoration and even structural repairs.