The Best Ways To Deep Clean a Gas Stovetop
Most professional chefs agree that cooking with a gas stove is superior to cooking with an electric one because gas is more sensitive to temperature changes. If you own a gas stovetop, you know how advantageous this cooking method can be. Unfortunately, you probably also know how difficult it is to clean a gas stove. Keep reading to learn the best ways to deep clean a gas stovetop.
Step 1: Safety First
Before you start scrubbing, make sure your gas stove is safe to handle. Turn your burners off at least an hour before cleaning so that the burners, grates, and surrounding areas are cool to the touch. If your stove has a control lock, this is a good time to use it.
Step 2: Burner Removal and Cleaning
Once you’re sure that your stove is safe to handle, you can remove the stove grates and burner caps. Place them in a sink full of hot, soapy water to remove any grime buildup before draining and rinsing. After this initial cleaning, you can scrub the grates and caps with either a chemical non-toxic degreaser or with a mixture of one part vinegar, two parts baking soda, and a teaspoon of dish soap. Use a toothbrush or other small brush to get in the grooves of the grates and caps.
Step 3: Stovetop Cleaning
While the grates and caps soak, or while they’re drying, you can start cleaning your stovetop. Wipe off any spilled liquids or dried-on food with a warm wet cloth before using a degreaser or the cleaning mixture we mentioned above. You can scrub your stovetop with a brush or use a cleaning cloth depending on the grease buildup, as long as you test the brush beforehand to make sure it won’t scratch your stove surface.
Step 4: Extra Cleaning
If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your gas stove, you may notice that some dried-on messes don’t want to come off. You can carefully use a new razor blade to peel off these messes. Just be careful you don’t damage the stove itself. Even if you don’t get it all off, breaking up the mess can allow your cleaning product to get in, which will make it easier to clean.
Step 5: Reassembly
Dry off every piece of your stove, from the cooktop itself to the pieces you took off, and then you’ll be ready for reassembly. This is an easy process; just replace the burner caps as instructed in the manual and then place the grates on top of them. Turn on each burner after you replace its cap and grate to make sure that everything is assembled correctly.
Now you know the best ways to deep clean a gas stovetop in five easy steps. If you’re not intimidated by this cleaning process and are interested in a professional quality gas range cooktop, Robam is happy to help you find the best one for your home. We offer a variety of gas range cooktops with extensive safety features that will allow you to cook professionally and safely.