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Cleaning is a chore that many people dread, but in order to keep your gas stove in top condition, maintenance is a must! Keeping a clean stove can help prolong the longevity of the appliance while also keeping the stove looking spotless.
If you have kept your stove in good condition but it’s still appearing to experience issues, perhaps it’s time to have a professional check it out. Call into Hamilton Appliance Repair where our professionals do stove repair in Stoney Creek and the surrounding areas! Keep on reading to learn some simple cleaning and maintenance tips you can do to keep your gas stove looking and working optimally.
Follow These 10 Simple Cleaning Steps
- Start by removing the grates (the removable metal part of the burner). Allow them to sit in a sink filled with hot, soapy water. The hot water will help loosen up the stains and any little particles stuck on them, making it easier to scrub it off.
- Brush off any crumbs from the stove top using a dry brush or paper towel, and toss them in the trash.
- Create a water and vinegar solution with a 1:1 ratio; spray the surface of the stove top and allow it to sit for a minute or so. Water and vinegar is optimal for cleaning because it’s not only gentle and effective, but vinegar also acts as a great disinfectant and can remove grease.
- After the half and half solution has sat for about a minute or so, use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe it down. Don’t forget to wipe the knobs too as they are likely to collect grease and grime over time. Be careful when doing this though, as there are often electrical components hidden directly underneath.
- Although water and vinegar can easily remove stains, there will be a few areas that are a little harder to clean. You may have to use a more abrasive sponge, or a stronger cleaning product for these stubborn areas.
- Take a small brush (or even an old toothbrush- it works just as well) and dip it into some dish soap. Start gently scrubbing at the stains by working in a circular motion. You will notice the the stains will start to loosen up. Use a damp cloth to wipe them away and continue with this process until all the stuck on grime and stains are gone.
- Remove the burner caps and place them in the sink where the grates are sitting in. Allow them to soak for a while. Use dish soap and a small toothbrush to scrub down the grease on the burner caps and grates until there’s no residue left.
- Remove the burner heads and wash them. If you notice that debris has gotten under any of the burner heads, use a small pin or needle to pick at it until all the debris is removed. Then, gently wipe down one more time.
- Before you place the grates and burner plates back onto the stove, lift the range to vacuum and wipe away all the crumbs. With most gas ranges, the range is attached with spring hinges that lift off the base of the stove by about 2 inches allowing you enough access to clean under and around the edges. Simply wiggle the front until it opens up (kind of like the hood of a car). If you happen to have a stove that doesn’t wiggle up easily, use a small knife to jerk open the left and right sides of the range. Insert something that can keep it in place with enough room for you to quickly wipe it down with a damp cloth. Once you’re done, carefully remove the object you’ve inserted and put the range back into place.
- Place the components back onto the stove after they have completely dried and your stove will be looking as good as new!
Kept your stove in great condition but it’s still not working to it’s full efficiency? It may be time to call in a professional. Call into Hamilton Appliance Repair at 1 (888) 975-0179 where we do stove repair in Stoney Creek and surrounding areas!