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How to Clean the Gas Stove the Right Way

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“The Easiest Way Ever to Clean a Gas Stove”

Have you neglected cleaning your gas stove for a while?

An unclean gas stove not only affects your cooking but can even present a fire hazard in the long-run.

Moreover, a clogged burner can give you a weak flame, or even to worse, no flame at all.

So, take a pause, and give your stove a good scrub to keep it running without any interruption.

I have some amazing tips for you that will make your stove get back to its perfect condition.

All you need is a little persistence and time, and you will testify that maintaining and keeping the gas stove clean is an easy chore! Why wait! Let us get started.

How To Clean A Gas Stove?

Cleaning a gas stove is a step-by-step process. We all know that a gas stove consists of different parts, and hence each segment needs a thorough cleaning. Let us discuss each step in detail and learn how to clean each section of the gas stove separately to achieve the best possible results.

1. Prepare the Stove for Cleaning

Prepare the Stove for Cleaning

The very first step in the cleaning process is preparing your gas stove for cleaning. Before you start cleaning, make sure that the burners are off. Allow them some time to cool down, especially if you have a glass top gas stove. And make sure it that the control knobs are in the switched-off position.

2. Remove the Burners and Grates

Remove the gas burners

The next step in the process is to remove the burners and grates. I recommend you to begin the clean-up only after removing the burner caps from the burner heads by lifting them and the grates from the stovetop. Now, place them in the sink or a large bucket with dish soap water and allow them to soak for about 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, you can clean the stove surface as in the steps below.

Note: If you want to know more about how to clean the gas burners properly, refer to our dedicated guide for cleaning gas burners.

3. Clean the Stovetop

Clean the Stovetop

The next important step is cleaning the stovetop. Apply the dish detergent or spray the liquid soap concentration on the surface and let it be for a few minutes. This will help to loosen the greasy build-up or grime. Use a sponge, cloth, or a scouring pad to scrub the surface. Pay attention to the burnt-on residue or grease stuck to the surface.

While working, use a clean cloth or a paper towel to wipe down all the grease and grime. You may have to repeat the same process a couple of times depending on the level of greasy build-up. As you continue to do, your stovetop will become clean and free of any grime or grit.

4. Clean Tough Spots

Clean Tough Spots

This is a crucial and a little tricky step. After cleaning the surface of the stove, you might notice a few places where your sponge just can’t reach it. In order to clean those gummed-up corners that are difficult to reach, use an old toothbrush to scrub them. While it is obvious that one might get tempted to scratch it, avoid doing that. Gently scrub the surface to get rid of the grime. And yes, do not forget to scrub the control knobs while cleaning the surface.

5. Clean Burners & Grates

clean gas grates

Now that your stovetop is clean, it is time to shift your focus to stove grates and burner caps that you soaked a while ago. Since they had enough time getting marinated in the degreaser, quickly rinse them with hot water. This will wash away the grease and oil.

Coming to the burners, it is strongly recommended to wash them in hot water while gently scrubbing them with a brush. Avoid using any aggressive cleaning agents on the burners as they may block the burners. Also, when your burners come in contact with the gas outlets, it could cause ignition problems.

6. Dry the Stove & Grates

Dry the Stove & Grates

Now that everything is clean, degreased, and scrubbed, wipe them using some fresh paper towels until everything is dry.

Repeat the same with the burners and grates as well. Let them dry completely before reassembling back to the stove. Ensure there is no moisture cloaking the surface.

“The best way to have a sparkling gas stove is to clean it after every use.”

Other Easy Methods to Clean Your Gas Stove

Till now we were talking about the old-fashioned method of cleaning. If you still feel that the conventional method of cleaning using soap water and wipes are of little use on your gas stove and do not remove the debris or grease, there are other ways to do it. Let us now discuss some more cleaning hacks for cooktops using natural cleaners.

1. White Vinegar

Did you know that white vinegar does a fantastic job and can be a great stovetop cleanser? Yes, that’s true. Fortunately, this can come to your rescue in getting rid of the caked-up stains effortlessly. You should definitely try this.

This is all you need:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle

Instructions:

  • Take one part of white vinegar and two parts of regular tap water.
  • Mix them in a bowl and transfer them to a spray bottle.
  • Spray this mixture on the surface of the stove, leave it for a while and wipe.
  • White vinegar is acidic, and it helps loosen the sticky particles and lets them come off easily.

Note: You can use apple cider vinegar or other regular kinds of vinegar if you do not have white vinegar.

2. Baking Soda and Lemon

Baking soda and lemon combination can work wonders in getting rid of the tough stains and caked-up messes. Lemon has antibacterial properties and acts as a natural disinfectant too.

This is all you need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Lemon

Instructions:

  • Add a handful of baking soda to the cooktop surface.
  • Now clean it with a lemon slice.
  • This will help loosen up the stains.
  • After cleaning, wipe off using a damp cloth.

3. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

If there is a burnt-on residue on your stove, and you are wondering how to do away with it, worry not! Try this.

This is all you need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide 

Instructions:

  • Pour a splash of hydrogen peroxide on your stovetop.
  • Sprinkle baking soda over it.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • You will be noticing the debris or greasy stains breaking down.
  • Rinse with water and dry it. Your gas stove looks new and shiny in no time.

4. Dish Soap and Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural cleaner and when combined with dish soap, can give you awesome results. Do you want to know how? Read this!

This is all you need:

  • Dish Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Ziplock Bag

Instructions:

  • Take baking soda and dish soap in equal quantities.
  • Mix them in a bowl to get a mild foamy paste.
  • Apply this paste to the drip pans.
  • Transfer the pans to the ziplock bags and allow it to sit for one hour.
  • Remove the pans, scrub them, and put them back in place.

5. Salt and Baking Soda

Baking soda is the best tool for cleaning. Because of its multi-purpose cleaning abilities, it makes a great alternative for chemical cleaners. Try this combo to see how well it works.

This is all you need:

  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Water

Instructions:

  • Take one tablespoon of salt and baking soda each in a bowl.
  • Add water to the bowl and mix them to make a fine paste.
  • Take a sponge or a kitchen rag and soak it in this paste.
  • Use it to clean the stovetops. Scrub it and then, and wipe.

Tips for Keeping Your Gas Stove Clean

Here are some easy tips that will help restore the shine of your gas stove, keeping it clean:

  • Always wipe away the overflows immediately.
  • Do not let the overflows sink in, as it may take you more time to clean up.

Conclusion

Now that you know what to do to remove those pesky stains from your stovetop, you will not have to go through a grueling moment. Follow the easy steps to make your stovetop cleaning easy. What are you waiting for? Try them now and let us know your experiences in the comments section below.

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