Even though electric cooktops are getting more attention, many chefs and home cooks still prefer conventional gas stoves. But how to clean gas hob so that they can stay clean and shiny all the time?
This article includes some easy methods to clean your gas hob as well as tips to keep it working as efficiently as day one. Without further ado, let’s get started.
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How Often Should You Clean Your Gas Hob?
This depends on how often you use your stove.
For someone who uses it on a daily basis, it’s best to clean it after every use. When you notice the flame has turned yellow, or it looks a bit irregular to you, it is time for a deep clean.
Deep cleaning should take place at least once a month, provided that you use the stove every day. It is worth mentioning that regular maintenance will make deep cleaning a lot easier. The more ‘small cleans’ you do, the less of ‘big cleans’ you’ll have to do.
How To Clean Gas Hob?
Before getting to the main part, you’re going to need to prepare a few things.
- A bucket with warm, soapy water
- Any type of hop cleaning products or natural cleaners
- Cleaning cloth
- An old toothbrush (a small brush also works, as long as it can get into the crevices)
- Soft cloth
Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for – steps to clean a gas hob.
Step 1: Make sure the hob is turned off completely and cold. Then, remove the metal racks and hob burner tops. Soak the hob components in warm water and soap. Let them sit in there for some time (2 – 3 hours should be good enough) while you clean the gas hob.
Step 2: Use a damp cloth to get rid of as much leftover food and stuck grime as possible. The gas ring is usually where food collects most, so pay close attention to this area.
Step 3: Apply your hob cleaning product on the surface of the hob. Allow it to sit for 2 – 5 minutes, then wipe it off with the prepared damped cloth. Wash the cloth after 2-3 wipes, then repeat until nothing is left to clean.
Step 4: Now that your hob is thoroughly clean, give your hob racks some attention. Because they have been soaked in water, the process of cleaning should be a lot easier now. This is when the old toothbrush works its magic by getting into the crevices and hard-to-reach areas.
Step 5: After you’re done cleaning, rinse everything again in cold water, and allow the parts to dry completely before putting them back in place.
Step 6: Use a paper towel or soft cloth to buff the surface one last time for that extra shine, and you’re done! Your hob is good as new!
For Hard-to-clean Areas:
Sometimes you will need to do more to get rid of the stubborn buildup of crusted grease or burnt food. In such situations, you have two options, either use an oven cleaning spray or homemade baking soda.
To start cleaning, spread the paste on the surface and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Make sure to spread an even coat on the entire surface.
Note: Some cleaners can wipe off the paint of the knobs, so make sure to read the user manual carefully before you use it and spare the knobs when cleaning.
Then, brush off the area with a soft brush and wipe everything off with a clean, soft cloth. Of course, rinse everything again in cold water and give the parts last swipes before putting them back on the hob.
Tips to Keep the Burners on A Gas Stove Clean Longer
- After cleaning, keep all the hob components, including grates and burners, to dry completely to prevent rust.
- When encountering hardened spills on a hob component, never use a knife or other sharp objects to remove them.
- Only soak the hob racks in water for a few hours; soaking them overnight might cause rust formation.
- Put on a removable gas protector
There you have it – how to clean gas hob. Cleaning the gas hob can be somewhat time-consuming, but your effort is paid off when you get to cook on a clean, shiny hob with hundreds of new dishes to be prepared.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below. Don’t hesitate to share with us your own way of cleaning gas hobs. Thank you for reading!