Oven CleaningHow to Clean Grease Off an Oven
Some older hobs have a standing pilot light that you’ll need to shut off before you begin.
What’s worse than a dirty, greasy gas burner that looks and smells awful? The more you cook, the worse it gets and suddenly your stovetop becomes a visual map of all of your family’s favourite dishes.
So, if you:
Then go on and continue reading because in this post you’ll find out how to easily clean gas burners.
You should clean your gas burners every week.
If you don’t cook that often, then you should clean the stove every time food residue spills over the sides of pots and pans. Also, give your gas burners a wipe if the flame becomes irregular or exhibits a yellow colour.
Undoubtedly, the oven and the stove are one of the most vexing things to clean in any kitchen. When you are wondering how often should you clean your oven and your stove, always remember that regularity is the key. The more often you do the ‘small clean’, the less ‘big cleans’ you will need to do.
Now, let’s start with the most effective methods of cleaning gas burners. But…
Before choosing one of the following methods, you’ll need to remove the burner grates, caps and heads. Many gas burners have a removable ceramic cap placed over the burner. Usually, you will need to simply lift the disc off the burner. Easy! The burner heads are located beneath the caps. Just lift them and be careful with the ignition electrode.
Note: Always make sure the burners are completely cold before you disassemble them.
There are multiple ways to clean your gas stove burners, but here we will show you the most convenient natural ways to make them shine. Cleaning hob rings, caps and grates can be done by using items and products that can be found in every household.
You will need: baking soda, dishwashing detergent, sponge, non-abrasive scrub brush, water.
Time needed: 1 hour.
Remove as much of the initial film as you can.
Create as much paste as you think you will need, just make sure it is thick.
Cover the burners with a thick layer of the paste, using a sponge.
Note: Make sure not to wet the electric starters with the paste.
If you have more time, you can leave them for 1-2 hours.
Use a non-abrasive brush and lukewarm water.
You will need: white vinegar, sponge, water.
You will need: gallon-sized ziplock bags, ammonia, dishwashing liquid, sponge, water.
If there is still burnt-on grease on some of the parts, you may want to fall back on the deep-clean method below.
In case, the burners and grates of your unclean stove are full of grease and rust, you probably want to consider using a commercial cleaner and thoroughly clean your hob. Here is how to deep clean a burnt gas stovetop:
You will need: oven cleaning spray or degreaser, sponge, clean cloth, water.
Once you complete the gas burner cleaning process, make sure all the parts are completely dry before putting them back on the stovetop. When reassembling the drip pans, burner heads, caps, and grills, take care not to bend or damage the ignition electrodes. If that happens you can always book a visit from the appliance repairman, so they can assist you with your cooker hob repairs.
As you have probably noticed, cleaning gas stoves is very time-consuming and not a fun task at all. Instead of sweating your hands in rubber gloves and trying not to breathe when cleaning the smelly grease, you can leave the job to the professional oven cleaning technicians from Fantastic Services and do something much more pleasant instead. They will use a very effective dip tank method that includes disassembling the stove (and the whole oven, if you wish to) and cleaning the parts separately. After that, the expert will put your oven back together.
Voilà, your stove will be ready for hundreds of dishes to be prepared.
Find a professional to take care of your stove and oven.
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