When you have a craving for a certain dish and you love cooking, this is a very simple task to accomplish. All you need is to shop for the ingredients, clean them if necessary, cut/chop/dice them, light up the gas range, place the pot or skillet on the flame, add the ingredients one by one or all at once. Let the fire cook the ingredients for a certain duration. Add your favorite seasoning before letting it to cook again. Finally serve the dish and enjoy it with your favorite wine.
Once you are full, now comes the hard part, cleaning up. Majority of people after they are satisfied, they find it hard to clean the tops therefore leaving grease and food particles to accumulate. This creates a mess and invites pests into the home.
Below are simple steps you need to take in order to ensure your gas range is always clean.
What you need when faced with this situation:
- Dishsoap liquid
- Scrub brush
- Rags or paper towels
- Warm water
How to Clean Gas Ranges
1. Remove Grates and Knobs
The first thing you need to do is to remove grates and the knobs. This will provide easier access to the top of the gas range therefore making cleaning a simple process. Proceed to place them on your kitchen sink for cleaning later or you can soak them in soapy water to allow any food particles or grease to become loose. Remember, remove them lightly to prevent any dislodging making the appliance ineffective.
2. Use a sponge/cloth with dish washing soap
The second thing you need to do is to squirt a little dish washing liquid on the piece of cloth or sponge you have in your hands. Wet it in the bowl of warm water mixed with vinegar and squeeze out the excess water. This helps to prevent the excess water from dripping into the crevices on your gas range.
Proceed to wipe and scrub off the food particles, spilled sauces and grease splatters from the surface. Use gentle hand motions when doing so. You need to re-wet and re-soap the sponge from time to time. This step will help in loosen any dirt sticking on the surface.
3. Rinse the gas range top
Once you are done, you need to rinse off the soap from the gas range top. Use clean water to complete this task. When doing so, you need to use long strokes to wipe away any excess soap residue left. Rinse the sponge or cloth often to ensure the surface stays clean and soap free.
4. Buff the gas range top
Once the soap residue has been removed, you can now the buff the top in order to give it an extra shine. During this process, you need to use a clean microfiber cloth in order to achieve this. This will help to wipe away the water streaks as well as getting all the water from the corners.
5. Clean the grates and knobs
To clean the grates, you need to use the scrub brush with soapy water. Dip the brush into the soapy water and proceed to scrub the grate clean. This will help to remove any food particles as well as any sauce or grease sticking on it. Once you have done so, you need to rinse it and let it dry completely before putting it back on the gas range top.
Start wiping the oven handle and any other area grease splatter may be present. Clean the knobs using the soapy water and wipe them dry. Proceed to replace back the grate and knobs.
Now you have a clean gas range.
When preparing a tasty meal, one is always anxious especially for a chance of tasting and finally filling their belly with it. When it’s time to clean, many people put off the exercise for later. It is important to clean your gas range once you are done cooking. This helps to ensure it stays clean and prevents pests from feeding on the food particles.
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