Cleaning a gas stove can seem like a pretty daunting task, but it’s actually rather simple! It’s just a matter of knowing what things you need to do.
You could get a fancy stove cleaner, but this isn’t really necessary. All you need in order to clean your gas stove is a scrubbing brush, a kitchen towel, a sponge, and some soapy water.
To start with, gather up all of the supplies that you need, and take the burners and the grates off the top of the stove. It’s probably a good idea to turn the stove off if you are able to.
Then, remove any of the debris from the top of the gas stove. There’s no need for scrubbing just yet, just get rid of any crumbs and odd items on the stovetop.
Put the grates and the burners into some soapy water for a while and put some dish soap into it.
Then, after this, you should check inside the fuel ports. Check whether they are clogged up. If you find that they have been clogged up, you should grab a brush and clean them. Make sure that you unclog the fuel ports since you could find yourself with an accident in the kitchen if they remain clogged up.
Clean the stovetop from here using the side of a sponge and a couple of drops of dish soap. Move your hands around in circles, and periodically squeeze the liquid out of the sponge. Each time you squeeze the sponge, add just a little bit more dish soap on. You don’t need too much dish soap though – you don’t want too much of it getting into the fuel ports. Finally, rinse the top of the stove with a sponge and some water. You can dry it all off using a kitchen towel when you’re done.
How often should I clean my gas stove?
Nobody likes cleaning, but it’s still an essential part of keeping your home and kitchen hygienic. So, how often do you actually need to clean the gas stove?
The answer to this question can sometimes depend on the individual. Some people like to clean the stove every single time after they use it in order to keep it in pristine condition. This is also great since it means that the grime doesn’t stick on the stovetop, so it’s a lot easier to clean and looks a lot better. If you use your stove a lot then you may find that you will need to clean it more often since it gets messy much more easily.
Not everyone has the time to be spending on cleaning their gas stove, however. Not to mention that often gas stoves can be a lot harder to clean than electric stoves thanks to the burners. In this case, if you are short on time you can clean the stove around once a month. If you wipe the stove down gently after each use you can minimize the grime buildup, but you can give it a thorough, deep cleaning around once a month and it should be fine.
The main reason that you should be cleaning the stove regularly is that the gas flow can often get blocked, so you should be checking the flow regularly. Ensure that the flame patterns aren’t irregular, as this can be a sign that you need to clean your stove a little sooner than you usually would. Again, it’s pretty easy to maintain a gas stove, so it shouldn’t take you too long to do this overall.
Can you pull out a gas stove to clean behind it?
It can get a little bit messy around your stove. Food and debris can sometimes drop down the sides and the back of the stove, which can build up over time and make a huge mess. So is it actually possible to pull your stove out and clean behind it?
In short, the answer is yes. In fact, it’s a very good idea to do so. All you need to do is pull it out from the wall and clean behind it. You should try to do this about once or twice a year. You should also try to clean underneath where the oven sits at the same time. Make sure that you sweep the crumbs and the baseboards since the baseboards are likely to be a little dusty at this point. Then if anything has hardened on the back of your stove, spray a little bit of all-purpose cleaner. Clean the oven as you normally would, then return it to its original position.