Frequent cooking on a gas stove can leave grease and caked-on food on it. These not only look unsightly, but they can also reduce the heating efficiency of your unit.
That’s why light cleaning your gas stove should be done regularly. But a deeper clean—which involves taking out the parts such as the grates, burner heads, and caps to clean them—has to be done monthly.
This guide will show you how to do them straightforwardly. The cleaners we will use are baking soda and vinegar—natural and safe ingredients that most people have at home.
So, scroll down to start!
The Materials You’ll Need
It makes everything a whole lot easier if you gather all the things you need for cleaning your gas stove first. These materials are the following:
- Shallow pan
- Oven mitts
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Spray bottle
- Abrasive sponge and toothbrush
How to Clean the Grates
- Cleaning is best done after cooking. Give the burners time to cool entirely before doing it.
- Remove the grates, burner heads, and caps. Use oven mitts to protect your hands from being burned if they haven’t completely cooled yet.
- Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a shallow pan. Immerse the grates in it to break down grease.
- Wait for 30 minutes or more to let the solution do its work.
- Afterward, remove the grates and rinse them with water.
- Combine baking soda and water to form a paste. This will remove the sticky food and residues on the grates that weren’t otherwise removed.
- Allow the solution to sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Apply the paste to the affected areas on the grates, and carefully scrub or brush them off.
How to Clean the Burner Heads and Caps
This time, let’s go over the steps on cleaning the burner heads and caps of your gas stove:
- Put together half white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the burner heads and caps thoroughly.
- Give 15 to 20 minutes for the solution to weaken the cake-on remains.
- Mix water and baking soda to create a paste.
- Put a small amount of the paste on the burner heads and caps. Wait again for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Use a toothbrush or abrasive sponge to remove the stubborn gunk and food on the parts.
- Rinse, dry, and reattach the burner heads and caps to the stove.