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How to Clean a Gas Cooktop

by glimmradmin - November 27, 2018

How to Clean a Gas Cooktop

When you have a gas stove, it’s amazing how well it serves you. Gas stoves are invaluable kitchen equipment because, without them, everyone would starve. Learning to care for your gas stove will go a long way to determine its durability. As we cook, food, grime and oils get on the gas top and build-up over time. If the gas cooktop is not cleaned regularly, it can lead to rust and blockages that will prevent the gas stove from working properly.

Some homeowners are confused on the steps to take in cleaning a gas cooktop. Others might be quite frustrated with how quickly the cooktop gets messy. The fact is that the gas cooktop is easy to clean when you have the necessary knowledge but the constant mess can hardly be avoided, seeing as cooking can sometimes be messy.

You can always hire the best domestic cleaners in Cardiff to make all your worries go away. A cleaner in Cardiff will offer you complete cleaning services and a sparkling clean gas cooktop. But if you can take up this task, here are a few methods on how to clean a gas cooktop.

Safety tips on cleaning the gas stove

best domestic cleaners in londonTo begin you must know some safety tips to avoid accidents while cleaning.

  • Ensure that the gas stove is turned off and there are no leaking gas smells.
  • If you just used the gas stove, wait until it is completely cold before proceeding to clean.
  • While cleaning, avoid wetting the electric starter as it could get damaged and require a replacement.

Method 1

Materials you will need

  • Paper towels
  • Clean cloth
  • Dish washing soap
  • Dish gloves
  • A toothbrush
  • A scrub brush
  • White vinegar
  • Bowl or bucket (optional)

Cleaning the gas cooktop

  • Step 1– Fill the sink with hot soapy water and place your grates and burner covers in the If the sink is unavailable for this step, use a bowl or bucket filled with hot water to soak the grates and burner covers.
  • Step 2- While the grates and burner covers remain submerged, use a dry toothbrush to brush or gently scrub dirt away from the burners. Ensure that there are no blockages.
  • Step 3- With the burners brushed clean, use the paper towels to wipe excess dirt or grime from the cooktop.
  • Step 4- Pour a few drops of dish washing liquid on the gas cooktop and using a damp cleaning cloth wipe the cooktop in circular motions. You can repeat this process until the cooktop is clean and free from the dirt and grime.
  • Step 5- If you have stubborn stains on the cooktop make a solution of 2 parts vinegar and 2 parts water. Apply this on the cooktop and clean using the cloth. You can also apply the solution and let it sit for caked stains. Afterwards, scrub with a scrub brush to remove the stain.
  • Step 6- Lift the burners and use a toothbrush and clean cloth or paper towel to clean the areas within.
  • Step 7- Replace the burners and give the cooktop another wipe down with the cloth.
  • Step 8- If all the stains, food, and grime are removed rinse the cooktop with clean water using a clean cloth.
  • Step 9- Give the gas cooktop a final wipe with the dry paper towel.
  • Step 10- Don’t forget the grates and burner covers in the hot water. Remove them and scrub clean with the scrub brush. Dry them completely with paper towels and replace them on the gas cooktop.

This method takes only a few minutes to complete and can easily be introduced to your daily routine cleaning.

Method 2- Deep clean with baking soda.

best domestic cleaners in londonBaking soda is a highly effective cleaning agent in the home. It can remove tough or caked grime, food stains and so on. You can use this method periodically as a deep cleaning technique for your gas cooktop or any time you find stubborn food stains on the gas cooktop.

Materials you will need

  • Baking soda- 1 cup
  • Spoon
  • Medium sized bowl
  • Clean cloth
  • Paper towel
  • Sponge
  • Cake liner or paper
  • Vinegar- a few tablespoons

Cleaning the gas cooktop

  • Step 1- Remove all the grates and burner covers from the gas cooktop. Wipe off bits of food and crumbs using a paper towel.
  • Step2- Soak the grates and burner covers in a sink filled with soapy warm water.
  • Step 3- Mix 1 cup of baking soda with few tablespoons of vinegar in a bowl. Stir with a spoon and add enough vinegar to form a paste with the mixture.
  • Step 4- Cover the burners on the gas cooktop with cake liners or paper. Apply the paste on the cooktop using the rough side of the sponge. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Step 5- While the paste sets on the cooktop, remove the grates and burner covers from the water. Apply the leftover paste on these parts and also leave to sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Step 6- Dunk the sponge in clean water and wring it moderately. Use the damp sponge to wipe away the paste from the cooktop. Do this repeatedly until the cooktop is wiped clean and rinse out the sponge each time.
  • Step 7- Wipe the grates clean with the wet sponge.
  • Step 8- Brush the burners to dislodge dirt and wipe that area clean. Remove the burners carefully for the next step.
  • Step 9- Use the paper towel to clean the place where the burners sit. Clean the parts there carefully to avoid damaging anything.
  • Step 10- Give the gas cooktop a final buff with a dry paper towel. Replace the parts and bask in your clean and bright gas cooktop.

This method may take about 20-30 minutes but it is best used as a periodic or deep cleaning method.

Glimmr offers you the best cleaning service in Cardiff. We ensure that you can experience the joy of clean gas cooktops with each visit. You can also book our one-off cleaning in Cardiff to get you ahead of any chores or prepare for a special event.