Your stove top is responsible for most of your family’s foods. Because it’s prone to splatter and grease, it can easily be a breeding ground for bacteria and grime. It’s essential to learn how to keep it always clean, so you don’t compromise your family’s health. A dirty stove top is also an eye sore in your kitchen.
Cleaning your stove depends on its type, whether it’s electric, gas, or induction. This article will discuss the best ways to clean any kind of stove top you have. We’ll go through the best cleaning hacks that will keep your stovetop germ-free and tidy.
Cleaning A Gas Stove
1. First, make sure the stove is completely cool. Then, start removing the parts: racks, gas burners, knobs, and handles of the stove.
2. Place the parts in a ziplock bag and pour 1 cup (237 mL) of ammonia into the bag and seal it. Remember to wear gloves and be extra cautious when handling ammonia. Let the parts soak in the ammonia for 24 hours to rid of the tough stains. Then, you can start washing the parts clean with a soapy sponge. Let them dry completely.
2. Wipe the rest of the stove with a non-abrasive sponge using soapy water. Dry the stove top with a clean cloth, let dry, and put back the parts.
Cleaning An Electric Stove
1. Gently remove the burners from the stovetop. Wipe the burners with a soapy sponge or washcloth. Make sure no parts of the electrical connection gets wet and don’t submerge the burners in water.
2. For tough stains, use baking soda paste. Mix baking soda and water and let it soak on the stain for 20 minutes. Scrub and wipe clean with a sponge.
3. Wipe the rest of the stove with a damp cloth and let dry. Replace the burners back on the stove once dry.
Cleaning An Induction Stove
1. You want to avoid using strong chemicals in the hot plates because the residue could turn into harmful fumes when you turn the stove on. There are many safe and simple options to clean your induction stove.
2. Vinegar Spray: Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and simply spray it on the cooktop and wipe it after every use.
3. Toothpaste: For hard stains, you can dab a good amount of regular toothpaste directly on the stain. Using your fingers try to gently scrub until the stains come off. You can a few drops of water to make it easier. Once done, wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
4. Baking soda & soapy water: This is ideal to be done at least once a week to disinfect your stove. Spread baking soda all over the induction surface. Dampen a washcloth in water with dishwashing liquid. Keep the washcloth wet but not dripping or soggy. Place the rag over the induction surface, covering the baking soda. Let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping it clean.
Remember the best way to keep your stovetop clean is to wipe any spills as soon as possible. Cleaning your stovetop should be a priority in your kitchen. There are easy-to-follow kitchen cleaning hacks you can do to make cleaning easier.