How to Keep a Gas Stove Clean

Two Methods:Clean Your Gas Burner Grates or RingsClean Your Gas Stovetop Surface

As the owner of a gas stove, it is important to adhere to a regular cleaning schedule to not only ensure sanitation while cooking and preparing food, but also for aesthetic and maintenance purposes. Continue reading to learn about the steps you can take to keep your gas stove clean.

Steps

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    Turn off all your gas burners and allow the stove to cool down completely before cleaning to prevent yourself from getting burned or injured.
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    Fill your sink or wash basin with hot water and add enough liquid dish-washing soap to create a sudsy, soapy mixture.
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    Remove your stove's gas surface burners and place them in the water and soap mixture to soak for several minutes or until existing grime can be easily wiped away.
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    Use a cleaning rag to clean the surface burners after they have soaked for several minutes.
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    Use a straight pin to clean the inside of the holes of the surface burners where the gas flames are emitted.
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    Rinse your surface burners thoroughly in hot water to rinse off any remaining soap or suds.
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    Place your gas surface burners upside-down on a clean, dry towel to allow them to dry completely.
    • As an alternative drying method, you may place your surface burners upside-down in an oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit (148.88 degrees Celsius).
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    Replace or install your gas surface burners back onto your stovetop after they have dried completely.

Method 1
Clean Your Gas Burner Grates or Rings

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    Fill a wash basin or sink with warm water and add liquid dish-washing soap to make a cleaning solution for your burner grates.
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    Remove your burner grates or rings by lifting each grate from around each burner on your stovetop.
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    Use a soft, non-abrasive sponge or pad to clean away any grime or debris from each of your burner grates.
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    Use baking soda paste to scrub away stains or grime that is difficult to clean with the soap and water mixture.
    • You may also add 1 cup (236.58 milliliters) of baking soda to a large pot of boiling water and submerge the burner grates fully into the boiling water. Boil the grates until all the grime has been completely removed. You may need to perform this procedure twice since you will require 1 burner grate to boil the water.
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    Rinse your burner grates under warm, clean water and place them on a clean towel to dry completely before replacing them on the stovetop.

Method 2
Clean Your Gas Stovetop Surface

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    Remove your gas burner grates and set them aside.
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    Remove and dispose of large pieces or chunks of dried food and debris that have collected under the grates, such as grains of rice or charred meat.
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    Spray your entire gas stovetop surface with glass cleaner or a soap and warm-water mixture.
    • For an all-natural cleaning alternative, mix together one-half cup (118.29 milliliters) of baking soda and one-half cup (118.29 milliliters) of water.
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    Use a sponge or soft cloth to spread your cleaning solution around the stovetop and to scrub away any existing tough stains.
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    Use a clean, dry cloth to remove any excess cleaning solution.
    • If you used baking soda as your cleaning solution, spray white vinegar all over the stovetop surface after you have finished cleaning. This procedure will eliminate any remaining bacteria and liquefy the clumps of baking soda for easier cleanup.
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    Replace the gas stove burner grates to their original spots when you have finished cleaning.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Consult your stove's instructional manual or contact the manufacturer directly if you need guidance with removing or installing any parts of your gas stove for cleaning.

Warnings

  • Do not use toothpicks or wooden sticks to clean the inside holes of your gas surface burners because they may break off or get stuck inside.
  • Do not use scouring pads or cleansers on your stovetop because they may permanently scratch the surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dish-washing soap
  • Cleaning rag or towels
  • Straight pin
  • Non-abrasive sponge or cleaning pad
  • Baking soda paste
  • Glass cleaner solution
  • 1.5 cups (354.88 milliliters) baking soda (optional)
  • White vinegar (optional)


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