Six Easy Ways to Clean Your Electric Stove or Gas Range

A stove or cooktop is the powerhouse of your kitchen. Even if you have cooked only a few meals in a week, your kitchen stove can harbour scraps of food and become a visual representation of what and how you have eaten.

Whether you have an electric stove or a gas range, it needs routine cleaning for physical hygiene. Having a clean stove is a matter of pride – it will last longer and prevent you from looking out for cheap stoves’ sale every year.

However, there is no need to use strong detergents and chemicals that can corrode the stove surface and harm you. Here, we will list some of the effective and harmless methods that can effortlessly make your cooktop or range sparkling again. Before you dive, make sure you read the manufacturer’s manual that comes with the stove.

 

Ammonia

Although it is not ideal for cleaning anything and everything, nothing can easily dispose of baked-on grime from the burners better than Ammonia. This method doesn’t take much of your time. All you have to do is put the burners into a zipper bag, add Ammonia and close the seal. Leave the setup on your porch for a night. Next morning, take the burners out, rinse them off with warm water, and see them sparkle.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) – Sprinkle the stove surface with Sodium Bicarbonate and then put hydrogen peroxide on it. After some time, the mixture will produce gas bubbles and a hissing sound and break down the baked-on grime. Rinse it clean, followed by drying up, once the stains are removed.

 

Hot Water

The most straightforward and budget-friendly method! If you do not have any cleaning compound in the house, use boiling water to clean your gas ranges quickly. Pour some hot water on the dirty stains and let it sit. Use soap and a sponge to clean the stubborn areas. It is an environment-friendly method as it doesn’t involve any chemical compound.

 

Baking Soda and Salt

Mix one tablespoon each of salt and baking soda in water and stir the mixture well. Take a piece of cloth, dip it into the paste, and scour the grime away. Put the paste on overflows as it absorbs liquids make the cleaning process a piece of cake.
Vegetable/Olive Oil – Pour some vegetable or olive oil on the stove surface. Use a rag and scrub it on the baked-on gunk. After you are done scrubbing, wash it off with a good cleaner. You can follow the same process for the hood of your stove as well.

 

Detergent and Water

This is one of those methods when you should remove electric burners from your electric stove. Take a cloth and apply detergent and water mixture on it. Rinse the coils and wash away any residue. For stubborn food scraps or baked-on grime, mix a thick paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the troublesome areas. After around 15 to 20 minutes, rinse and dry the burners and put them back in place.