There is no need to feel alone if you don’t know how to maintain a gas stove. It’s natural to feel uncertain about how to maintain or clean a gas stove that suddenly cooks your entire family’s meals. Taking care of a gas burner stove is a lot easier than you think.
DAILY WIPING, WEEKLY SCRUB, MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN
Keeping your stove clean is usually pretty straightforward. If you spill or drip anything, wipe it up as soon as it’s safe to do so. When it’s cooled down (warm is ideal), you should wipe it down with a mild cleaning solution. By following this simple method, you’ll prevent some of your biggest messes and reduce the need to scrub later.
THE GRATE SHOULD BE SOAKED AND SCRUBBED ON A MONTHLY BASIS
You can soak the stove grates in hot, soapy water for up to forty minutes while you clean the rest of your stove. Grates should be flipped halfway through since most stove grates cannot be submerged in the sink all at once. Scrub the grates with a sponge and light abrasive powder after they have soaked.
DON’T FORGET TO CLEAN THE BURNER CHANNELS
A tiny maze of metal channels can be seen underneath each burner if you remove the burner cap and/or turn it upside-down. Natural gas is directed into an even ring of flame under your pots and pans through these channels. But if these channels become clogged, gas won’t be able to circulate, so your burners won’t cook evenly. Pipe cleaners or straw cleaners are the most effective way to clean burner channels, not toothpicks.
FOR EASY CLEANING, SOAK BURNERS AND CAPS
Drop the burner cap into your water-filled dish or sink and let it sit for 10-30 minutes. Once the burner is soaked, remove the burner beneath and let it soak as well. It should lift right off. You can scrub out the channels with a toothbrush or pipe cleaner after it has soaked for 10-30 minutes. This method will easily remove the crud on the burner and the burner cap.
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