No library of kitchen cleaning tips would be complete without an article on deep cleaning gas burners! Dirty, greasy gas burner grates on today’s gas stovetops not only age the appliance, but they also can affect your cooking and present a fire hazard.
You’ll need the following cleaning products:
- Dishwashing detergent
- Baking soda
- Scrub brush
An easy clean for gas stove burners:
The Baking Soda Method
- Wash all burners with lukewarm water and dishwashing detergent to remove initial film.
- Make a thick paste cleaner of baking soda and water.
- Coat all burners with paste and let stand for 20 minutes.*
- Scrub the softened food residue with a scrub brush and rinse thoroughly.
The Vinegar Method
- As a way of daily maintenance, spray burners regularly with vinegar.*
- Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Wipe down with a clean cloth.
- This method is most effective as ongoing maintenance, as it cuts through grease before it has a chance to be baked in. Use this process after cleaning gas stove top with the first method.
Whatever natural cleaning method you choose, daily maintenance is the sure-fire way to never spend more time than you need to cleaning your gas stove top.
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If the electric starters (which sit on top of the stove under and to the side of the burner) get wet with any chemical it will fire constantly until the chemical is completely dissolved. Lighting the burner and letting it burn in most cases will not remove the overspray. Many times it takes either letting it fire constantly for 24 to 48 hours or replacing the starter. Use caution and avoid getting the electric starter wet.