Can you imagine the kind of torture that your gas stove gas to tolerate? With persistent cooking, the gas stove top is non-stop exposed to a collection of dirt, grime, and grease. The product’s appearance will not be attractive at all, no matter how expensive or how good-looking you might have found it at the time of purchase. But do not worry because there is always hope to invest time and effort and maintain the cleanliness of the stove top. A couple of tips and tricks can help you achieve the results that will surprise you as you will find the range as good as new. So here are a few methods that suggest ways to clean the gas stove top.
Before indulging deep into the article, important advice:
Do not buy expensive chemical sprays or cleaners for the cleaning of the gas stove tops:
- It can damage your stove surface.
- The area is exposed to cooking, and hence, it is not a great idea to clean it with harsh chemicals as these are likely to leave a residue that may come in contact with food materials.
- Turn off all the knobs, and if the stove is an electrical device, then ensure to switch the connection off.
So here are the tips to keep the gas stove top clean:
Use baking soda and Hydrogen PeroxideBaking soda is a powerful kitchen ingredient for getting rid of burnt and other debris from the gas stove top. Just sprinkle baking soda lavishly on the surface of the stove. Take Hydrogen Peroxide in a spray bottle and squirt it on the baking soda-laden stove top. It will start fizzing, and the dirt will come off. You can use a clean microfibre cloth dipped in normal water to clear the waste. The hydrogen peroxide has the power to leave the surface spotlessly clean.
- Use boiling water
Yes, you read it right. A simple trick like boiling water can also help get rid of the dirt accumulated on the gas stove top. Simply pour hot/boiling water on the surface of the gas stove and leave it for a few minutes. The hot water will act like magic to loosen the dirt and grime. Take a power towel to clean the water, and the dirt will automatically come off with the water. You can use a detergent-dipped sponge to clear the stubborn and left-over dirt. Once again, clean it with a paper towel, and the surface will be clean.
- Vegetable or Olive Oil
Who does not have olive or vegetable oil on the kitchen shelf? It is one of the most cost-effective methods to clean the stove top. Pour a few drops of either of the available oil and let it sit for a few minutes. Take any detergent or liquid-based cleaner and use a scrubber to scrub away the stains or debris from the cook top. The oil helps to loosen the stubborn debris, and the cleanser leaves the area clean and free of stains/debris.
- Use Ammonia
Oil marks and baking grimes can be taken care of with ammonia. It is an effortless ingredient with powerful results. The burnt stains accumulate on the grills of the burners and become stubborn. Take a Ziploc and put the burner grills with ammonia in it. Zip it and leave it overnight. The next day, take it out and rinse the grill with water, or clean it with scrub and you will see a marked difference.
- Baking Soda and Salt
Mix an equal quantity of salt and baking soda and apply the mixture to the required area of the surface. It can easily absorb the dirty liquid or oil splash stains easily and leave the surface clean.
- Use Vinegar and water.
Vinegar is another powerful kitchen ingredient that can help in cleaning various items. Moreover, the components’ properties are such that they can work well on different materials like steel, aluminium, wood, and glass. When mixed in a glass of water, it acts as a disinfectant. The solution can be taken in a spray bottle and spray it directly on the stain, wipe it with cloth, and you are good to go!
- Baking Soda and Lemon
Don’t be surprised, but Baking Soda is an essential ingredient in your kitchen with multiple uses. This time it can be mixed with lemon juice to get the desired results. Lemon is a natural ingredient full of acidic properties and can help to cut the grease. Sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the gas stove and put a few drops of lemon juice over it. Leave it for some time. Take a damp cloth to wipe away the mixture, and all the stains and baked grime residue will come off with the moisture. The surface will shine like a new product.
All the techniques mentioned above will hardly make you run to the supermarket to buy an expensive cleaner. All the ingredients are simple ones that are available in every household.
So, what’s the point in delaying the cleanliness drive of the gas stove top? Indulge in regular cleaning of the same, and a challenging cleaning routine will never await you!
The best tip to ensure a clean and clear gas stove top is to simply wipe a damp cloth after every cooking session comes to an end. It will hardly take a minute. But if you are unorganized and lazy like me, then the tricks mentioned above are simple to incorporate and easy to do.