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How to Clean a Gas Stove

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Food isn’t the only thing that comes out of cooking. While preparing a meal, pieces of food, grease stains, and other grime build up on your stove. It’s impossible to cook and have a spotless stove, so sooner or later, we’ll have to clean it.

5-Minute Crafts has prepared a step-by-step guide on how to clean a gas stove. You’ll find out how often it should be done and what materials you’ll need.

Supplies

To clean a stove, you need:

  • Liquid detergent

  • Liquid stove cleaner in a spray bottle

  • Thick rubber gloves to protect your hands

  • Sponge with a soft abrasive layer

  • Cloth

  • Small towel

  • Deep bowl

How to clean a gas stove

  • Before the cleaning, make sure the surface is completely cold, and the burners are off. If your model has the feature of blocking the controls, use it.
  • Remove the grates, put them into the sink, spray them with a stove cleaner and leave them for 15-20 minutes.
  • Take off the burners and put them in a bowl with warm water and liquid detergent. Leave them for 20-30 minutes.
  • Spray the stove surface with a cleaner. Leave it for several minutes for the cleaner to dissolve the grime.

  • Clean the stove with the soft side of the sponge.

  • Use the abrasive layer for the old stains. Before that, test the sponge on a spot that is not really visible to make sure it won’t leave any scratches.

  • Don’t forget to clean the knobs and the spaces between them.

  • Clean the sponge and wash the stove again. Do it as many times as needed to remove all the stains.

  • Use the cloth to remove the water and the remains of the detergent.

  • Return to the grates. Wash them to remove the grease and the remains of the detergent. To remove the “stubborn” grime, use the abrasive part of the sponge. After that, wash the grates in the water and let them dry.
  • Now, clean the burners. Remove the stains and the dirt. Wash them in the water, dry them, and put them back on the stove. Put the grates on top.

How often you should clean the stove

Wash the stovetop with a wet sponge or cloth after each use to remove the food leftovers, liquids, and new stains. Once every 1-2 months, clean the stovetop thoroughly following our guide.

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