If you have a gas stove this spring, you are going to want to make sure that you give it a good deep cleaning when you clean the rest of your kitchen. Here are three tips that will help you effectively deep clean your gas stove this spring.
#1 The Grates
The first thing you are going to want to do is take the grates off your stove. Then, use some warm water and regular dish soap to clean off the grates, scrubbing them with a scrub brush. The brush may get stained with grease, so make sure that you use one you are willing to throw out when you are done with this cleaning job.
Next, mix together baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste out of the baking soda. Then, spread the pasta on all sides of the grates and let them sit with the paste for about half an hour in your sink.
After a half hour has passed, go back with a scrub brush and scrub the grates again. Any food or grease that is still stuck to the grates should be removed, you'll just want to rinse the grates to ensure they are clean and allow them to dry before putting them back on your stove.
#2 Stove Surface
Second, under your grates can get really dirty as well, as just about anything can fall onto that surface. You'll want to clean the surface of the stove, around the burners and under the grates, while the grates soak in your sink.
To start with, use a damp paper towel to wipe away any loose crumbs that are on the surface of your stove. Then, use a mixture that is part vinegar and part water, and spray it over the surface of the stove. Allow the mixture to sit for a couple of minutes in order to break up the build-up on the stove surface. Then, use a knob to wipe off your stove top and remove all the build-up.
If there is excessive build-up you may need to use a scrub brush or even a toothbrush to remove the build-up.
#3 Burner Caps
Finally, don't forget to clean the burner caps. You should be able to just lift them up and off. To clean them, you'll just want to soak them in some warm, soapy water. This is a good time to clean under the burner caps as well, as dirt can get under the burner caps as well. Make sure they are nice and dry before you put them back on your stove.