How to Get a Sparkling Clean Stovetop in Minutes
Cleaning a stovetop can be taxing due to various factors, depending on the type of stovetop you have and the level of cleanliness required. Stubborn, burnt-on food residue and grease can be tough to remove, especially if they have been left on the stovetop for an extended period. If you are having a tough time getting around this chore, you are not the first person to feel that way.
Thoroughly cleaning a stovetop can be time-consuming, particularly if you have to disassemble parts like burner grates and caps or if you're dealing with a heavily soiled stovetop. The exact method may vary depending on your stovetop type, such as gas, electric, or induction, but the general principles remain the same.
Materials you'll need
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- Microfiber cloth or sponge
- An old toothbrush or small brush
- White vinegar
- Razor blade scraper (for glass or ceramic stovetops)
As a general rule of thumb, follow the instructions in a serial manner for the best result.
- Remove Grates and Burner Caps
Make sure your stovetop is completely cool before you begin cleaning to avoid burns. If you have a gas stovetop with grates and burner caps, remove them and set them aside before cleaning the main unit.
- Wipe Away Loose Debris
Use a dry microfiber cloth or a paper towel to remove loose crumbs and debris from the stovetop surface.
- Prepare a Cleaning Solution
For gas stovetops, mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water in a bowl, whereas, for electric and induction stovetops, you can make a paste by mixing baking soda with a little water until it forms a thick paste.
- Scrub the Stovetop
- For gas stovetops: Dip a sponge or cloth in the soapy water solution and scrub the stovetop surface, paying extra attention to areas with stuck-on grime. Use an old toothbrush or small brush to reach into crevices if needed.
- For electric and induction stovetops: Spread the baking soda paste evenly over the surface and let it sit for a few minutes to help loosen stains and buildup. Then, scrub gently using a sponge or cloth.
- Rinse and Dry
For gas stovetops: Rinse the sponge or cloth thoroughly, then wipe the stovetop surface with clean water to remove any soap residue. Dry with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel.
For electric and induction stovetops: Dampen a clean cloth with water and wipe away the baking soda residue. Dry with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel.
- Clean Burner Grates and Caps
For gas stovetops, while your stovetop is drying, clean the grates and burner caps in the sink using the same soapy water solution. Scrub them thoroughly, rinse, and dry them before placing them back on the stovetop.
If you have a glass or ceramic stovetop, you may need to remove stubborn burnt-on residue. Gently scrape it off using a razor blade scraper held at a shallow angle. Be careful not to scratch the surface.
- Shine with Vinegar (Optional)
To give your stovetop a sparkling finish, dampen a microfiber cloth with white vinegar and wipe the stovetop surface. This can help remove streaks and leave the stove top looking shiny, however, we understand if you don’t want the sour smell afterward, in which case, you can skip this step.
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