Cleaning GuidesHow to Clean Your Cooker Hood
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If you love to cook often, then at one point you probably looked at your cooking hob and realized it looked way better the day you bought it. The more you use it, the more stained it gets and if you leave it like that for a long time, the food deposits and grime will become harder to remove. But, fret not! Because the professional cleaners from Fantastic Services have made this simple guide on how to clean a stainless steel hob, just for you!
Then keep reading! This article is for you!
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Now that you gathered your tools, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and clean up the grime off your stainless steel hob. Here is how to do it:
Before doing anything, make sure to check the user manual of your hob, as it may contain information from the manufacturer about what to use and what not to use on the stainless steel surface.
Never start cleaning a stainless steel hob that is still hot from your latest cooking endeavour. You run the risk of burning yourself, not to mention the cleaning agent might evaporate and irritate your eyes or skin.
To clean your stainless steel hob rings, burners and support grates, take them off and allow them to soak in warm water and dishwashing liquid. If the rings are attached to the hob and don’t come straight off after lifting, make sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions and remove them according to the instructions. Let them sit for a while, so that the grime may loosen. In the meantime, continue cleaning the hob surface.
Spray commercial stainless steel cleaner on the hob and let them sit for a few minutes. Then, use a microfiber cloth to clean up the grime and food deposits. It’s important to know that just like wood and fabrics, steel also has grain. You won’t damage the surface if you wipe against the grain, however, it’s possible to trap miniature food particles in it. So, wipe with the grain instead, to ensure an effective clean.
If some stains don’t want to come off, don’t torment yourself with harder rubbing. Simply use a soft toothbrush to get them off the surface.
Dry the surface with paper towels. Move along the direction of the grain as you do.
After you’re done with the cleaning, it’s time to polish, using baby oil, mineral oil or any commercial stainless steel polish. Apply the polish with a clean and dry microfibre cloth, moving with the grain. Use a paper towel to dry the polishing agent.
By now, the removable parts of your hob have soaked for long enough, so you can take them out and wipe off the loosened grime. Once they’re clean, wipe them dry with paper towels and place them back on the hob.
Stainless steel is known for its durability and shine, but with time, especially if it’s exposed to oxidizing and corrosive agents, it can become tarnished and discoloured. While simple glass or stainless steel cleaners can help you with discolouration and stains, stainless steel hobs that have already become tarnished or rusted will require a bit more work. You will need to use more than one cleaning solution on them.
Now that you know how to clean your stainless steel hob, all you have to do is pick a free date and do the task. But, if you prefer not to spend your free time cleaning, you can always rely on the professional oven cleaners at Fantastic Services. They will take this tedious task from your hands, so you can enjoy your time with family and friends instead.
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