Getting the grease off gas cook tops is one of the most hated chores, but for the safety of your family, these kitchen appliances need to be regularly cleaned. Aside from cleaning the daily splatters and spills on cook tops, periodical deep cleaning is more than needed since grease builds up. Unlike electric cook tops that are extremely easy to clean, gas cook tops require a bit more effort and time.
Messy serving, boiling of pots and food spillage can all result in stains on gas cook tops that are difficult to remove. Some foods can even burn on the top surface or onto the grates, leaving more severe stains. Removing food stains without leaving damage on the cooktop requires using proper tools and efficient cleaning method. The longer you leave the food on the cooktop, the more difficult it will be to remove it without damaging the surface of the appliance.
But is cleaning gas cook tops without using special stainless steel sprays even possible? Yes, it is. To get your gas cooktop shining, all you need is a clean kitchen towel, a dish soap, a sponge and a scrub brush. This is the most efficient and easiest way to remove the grease using only soap and water. Here are few super-easy cleaning tips to help you bring your cooktop shine back.
- First, remove the grates and knobs from your gas cooktop, if possible. Then, fill the sink with hot water and mix it with 2 spoons of liquid dish detergent. Soak the grates and knobs into the soapy warm water for about 15 minutes, to loosen the burned foods.
- Next wipe the grates and knobs with a mesh pad. Then, rinse all the pieces with clear water and wipe dry.
- Wipe and scrub away all the grease residue and burned-on foods, re-soaping your sponge or cloth as much as needed.
- Scrape the burned-on foods from your gas cooktop using a plastic knife or spatula to prevent scratches (metal scrapers leave scratches). Then, wipe the debris away from your cooktop with a wet cloth.
- Mix 1 part water and 2 parts baking soda to form a super cleaning paste. Apply this paste on a wet cloth and scrub the remaining dirt from your cooktop. This paste will remove any remaining stubborn dirt from your cooktop.
- Take a wet cloth (moisten the cloth in the sink with soapy water) to wipe down the top of the range. Rinse with a clean water and wipe dry.
- Check the holes of the burner for any clogs that burned foods may cause. If there are any, use a wire cleaner to remove the debris from the holes before putting the grates and knobs back on.