Cleaning your stovetop can be a burdensome task. The more often you do the “small clean” on your stovetop, the less often you’ll have to do the “big clean. A gleaming stove is inspiring, inviting you to cook your next meal with excitement and ambition. A clean stove is a point of pride. But how to clean stove top in order to be a surface friendly? The key to cleaning your stove depends on the type of stove you’ve got, whether it’s gas, electric, or induction. Whatever kind of stove you’re working with, here are the best ways to clean it.
Do you feel like getting to know how to clean a stove top like a pro so that it will be an indication of your respect for your kitchen and the work that you do there?
How to clean a stove top
How to clean a glass top stove
Let’s start off by how to clean a glass top stove without scratching it. Not only does the dirty stove look awful but it also reduces the functionality of a cooktop. Secondly, if you have anything on the cooktop it can promote scratching. Scratching leads to pitting cracking. Cracking leads to expensive stove top replacement.
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A glass cooktop like any glass is designed to look glassy, glossy and shiny. You should be able to your reflection on it. Anything like food leftovers looks awful and filthy. The first thing that should be done is removing debris from the cooktop. Remember to wait until it’s cool so that you won’t burn yourself. Get off as much as you possibly can. Use your hand and just a paper towel for that. After that, it will be possible to treat it. And the method you are going to check out is called how to clean a stove top with baking soda.
Here is what you need:
- a microfiber cloth which you’ll use at the end
- a sponge, where you’ll be using the only soft side
- some rubber gloves ‘cause you’ll be dealing with hot water
- a couple of rugs
- a bowl for the hot water
- some dishwashing liquid
- some baking soda
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Let’s get started
- Get your gloves on getting your dish rags. Put them into the bowl of hot water and soap and let them soak.
- Take your baking soda and sprinkle it on a stovetop.
- Now that you have your baking soda all over the stovetop, take your rags, wring them out about halfway and layer them on the top stove.
- Next let the cloth, the water, and the dish soap and the baking soda do all the work for us.
- When 15 minutes up remove rugs. If the top stove is really bad to consider better leaving it for 20-30 minutes or as long as you can.
- Finally, remove any of the remaining residues. It’ll be a piece of cake because it’s all been loosened up.
- Then state wiping in an S-pattern. Get the soft side of the sponge to wipe up the stovetop and get rid of any excess moisture and debris. Microfiber is at use to sine up the stovetop.
- And if you encounter something really nasty or grimy, the scraper is a way better tool to clean grease off the stove. You’ll be on the safe side because it will never scratch your cooktop. All you need to do is to use it on a 45-degree angle, put the water on your cooktop. After gentle scraping off whatever you see you are good to go.
How to clean the electric stove top
A stove is a rather big appliance and the way to keep it sparkly clean pretty easy. Pull each eye out which will be plugged in and take out the little metal catcher. Have a sink full of sudsy dishwater. Drop the eye in the metal bar down into subs of water. Do this with all four. Let them soak and while they are soaking you can clean the rest of the stove.
Lift the stove top up like a car hood and clean it in there. No big deal just wiping clean with just a wet sponge. You might need to use some sort of all-purpose spray cleaner. Do your best to clean it out really well underneath. This will also keep that burning smell from coming every time you turn your stove on. Once you close the top down clean the top off. When you’re done use a glass cleaner to wipe it clean. This very last step will give a nice shine and it’ll look brand new. Replace your eyes and a little catcher metal bowls underneath and it’ll be perfectly clean.
Housekeeping tips on how to remove water stains from a glass
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A lot of times you move into a new house and the people before you didn’t take care of the shower the way you would. It doesn’t seem to be a problem if you have hard water stains in your glass shower doors. Lemon juice is the answer. You can squirt it directly on the shower door. Cut a lemon in a half and scrub it on the door. For your convenience, you can use a sponge. Let the acidity of the lemon juice really overpower those hard water stains. Get it all over the shower door then make a paste.
For this, use vinegar and baking soda. This paste is about the consistency of like soft scrub. There may be some really stubborn spots so this is the great abrasive material that will scrub out the hard water stains. After use vinegar and water to spray and rinse. You will hear a little fizzing noise because the baking soda and the lemon juice bubble up when they’re together. Wipe it with a paper towel. You may have to go over this with a glass cleaner when you’re done. Anyway, hard water stains will be gone. And the next time you take a shower to leave the shower door open. It will help prevent them in the first place. Enjoy your cleanliness.
Jim is our staff editor and writer. He has a degree in engineering. His hobbies are radio engineering and new technologies about which he has been writing for more than 7 years.