How to wash the stove from soot and fat (gas and glass-ceramic)?

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It is impos­si­ble to imag­ine life in the kitchen with­out such an essen­tial appli­ance as a stove. Giv­en the fact that it is used sev­er­al times every day, it gets dirty often and quick­ly. So that the stove does not lose its ini­tial appear­ance, you need to know how to wash it from soot and grease.

How to clean a gas stove?

If the deposits and grease can no longer be removed dur­ing nor­mal pre­ven­tive clean­ing, spe­cial clean­ing can be car­ried out to effec­tive­ly remove grease and deposits. In this case, you can use tools such as:

  • bak­ing soda;
  • deter­gent for dish­es;
  • clean­ing agent (for exam­ple, Sele­na).

Hav­ing cho­sen the right tool, you need to clean accord­ing to the fol­low­ing instruc­tions:

  1. Remove all burn­ers.
  2. Pour the sur­face of the gas stove with plen­ty of prod­uct and leave every­thing in this form for 15 min­utes. Par­tic­u­lar care must be tak­en to ensure that the agent gets into the areas where the burn­ers were locat­ed.
  3. Rinse a sponge or cloth in water, and use it to remove the deter­gent from the sur­face of the stove.
  4. If after this the soot par­ti­cles remain on the stove, then you need to treat them with moist­ened soda, or use a clean­ing agent for these pur­pos­es.
  5. At the end, the stove must be wiped with a dry and clean cloth so that there are no streaks from the prod­ucts used on the sur­face.

Stove cleaning

It also hap­pens that the burn­ers them­selves need clean­ing. To clean them, soak them in soapy water for 15 min­utes, then wash with a sponge, rinse with water and dry with a paper tow­el.

You can view instruc­tions for clean­ing a gas stove with 9% vine­gar and soda in the fol­low­ing video:

It is impos­si­ble to use met­al scrap­ers, hard sponges when clean­ing a gas stove from car­bon deposits and grease! First­ly, this will not bring the desired result, and sec­ond­ly, it will scratch the sur­face of the plate, wors­en­ing its pre­sen­ta­tion.

How to clean the grate of a gas stove?

When clean­ing the grate of a gas stove, you will have to tin­ker if soot and grease have formed on it. But before you start clean­ing, you should deter­mine what mate­r­i­al the grate is made of, because it will depend on how exact­ly you need to wash it:

Cleaning cast iron grates

Cast iron grates are the most dif­fi­cult to clean due to the fact that they must be ignit­ed. With­out this pro­ce­dure, it is unlike­ly that it will be pos­si­ble to elim­i­nate soot and fat. There are three ways to ignite the grate:

  • keep on low heat over a gas stove;
  • use blow­torch;
  • ignite over a fire in a pri­vate area.

After anneal­ing, the grate can be eas­i­ly cleaned in a soapy solu­tion. In no case should you peel off car­bon deposits and fat with a knife or oth­er sharp objects, as it is pos­si­ble to dam­age the mate­r­i­al, and then the life of the prod­uct will decrease.

There is a clean­ing method using soda paste, which you will learn about from the video:

Cleaning of enamelled metal grates

Since these grates have a smooth sur­face, clean­ing them is not dif­fi­cult, and you can use one of the fol­low­ing meth­ods:

  • load the grate into the dish­wash­er;
  • soak the grate in soapy water, then remove the dirt with a soft sponge and soda.

Soak the grate in soapy water

Steel grate cleaning

These grates are eas­i­est to clean using dish­wash­ing deter­gent:

  1. The grate should be soaked in soapy water. In order for the plate ele­ment to be com­plete­ly immersed in water, it is best to do this in a bath.
  2. The floor should be cov­ered with thick oil­cloth, on which the grate is laid out and lib­er­al­ly treat­ed with dish­wash­ing deter­gent.
  3. In this form, the grate should lie overnight.
  4. In the morn­ing, the grate should be rinsed with water to remove the rem­nants of deter­gent and dirt.

Read our next arti­cle on how to prop­er­ly clean stove­top han­dles.

Video: 5 grate cleaning recipes

A spe­cial video tells about 5 effec­tive ways to clean the grate from a gas stove. In addi­tion, in the video you can see step by step how to deal with pol­lu­tion:

How and with what to wash a glass-ceramic stove

Glass-ceram­ic is a reli­able and prac­ti­cal mate­r­i­al, but it is extreme­ly sen­si­tive and frag­ile. There­fore, when clean­ing, the fol­low­ing rec­om­men­da­tions should be observed:

  • Do not start clean­ing the sur­face of the stove until it has cooled down. First­ly, you can get burns, and sec­ond­ly, you can con­tribute to the for­ma­tion of cracks on the glass ceram­ics by such actions.
  • When wash­ing such boards, do not use abra­sive prod­ucts, as they scratch the sur­face of the board.
  • When choos­ing a clean­ing agent, you need to pay atten­tion that it has the inscrip­tion “For glass ceram­ics”. And if there is no time to look for such a rem­e­dy, you can use dish­wash­ing deter­gent or soda.
  • If you need to deal with light stains in the form of cof­fee, oil splash­es or com­pote, you can use soda and a scraper.
  • Against com­plex stains in the form of “escaped” milk, spe­cial chem­i­cals for glass ceram­ics are select­ed. In this case, try­ing to use some­thing else is a waste of time and effort.
  • If sug­ar stains form on the stove, then they must be dis­solved in water before clean­ing. Water in this sit­u­a­tion copes with even the thick­est lay­er of caramel.

Cleaning with a scraper

If the soot is par­tic­u­lar­ly resis­tant, then you can clean it with a spe­cial scraper for glass-ceram­ic stoves:

  1. The stove must be dis­con­nect­ed from the pow­er sup­ply.
  2. Check if it has com­plete­ly cooled down.
  3. Apply deter­gent to the sur­face of the stove.
  4. Go through with a scraper and a sponge dipped in warm water.
  5. Wipe the hob sur­face dry.

Scraper for cleaning glass-ceramic cookers

Soda against scale

If you use soda to clean glass ceram­ics, it is best to dilute it with water, as this will have a more gen­tle effect on the sur­face of the stove. Despite the fact that soda is sim­i­lar in con­sis­ten­cy to pow­der, it is not able to scratch the sur­face of glass ceram­ics. It is best to leave soda dilut­ed in water on the stove for 10–20 min­utes, and then remove it with a damp sponge.

Melamine sponge against grease

Many peo­ple under­es­ti­mate the pow­er of this sponge, but some­times it copes with grease even bet­ter than deter­gents. This sponge is very easy to use:

  1. It should be soaked under cold water, squeezed out.
  2. Start rub­bing the sur­face of the plate.

These sponges lit­er­al­ly erase all the dirt from the glass ceram­ics like an eras­er.

In the case of a glass-ceram­ic hob, it should be remem­bered that it will be much eas­i­er to clean it if this is done imme­di­ate­ly after the stove has com­plete­ly cooled down in order to avoid burns. The fresh­er the stain, the eas­i­er it is to deal with.

Video: Cleaning the stove with folk remedies

In order for the stove to remain clean and always look like “brand new”, you can also use folk reme­dies. In many cas­es, it is even more effec­tive, not to men­tion the fact that it is more eco­nom­i­cal and safer than chem­istry. What exact­ly can be used for these pur­pos­es and how to do it, you can see in the video clip.

The method of clean­ing the slab and the means for this pur­pose are always select­ed depend­ing on what mate­r­i­al the slab is made of. Only in this way can you ensure clean­li­ness in the kitchen, as well as get a guar­an­tee that the stove will work prop­er­ly. It is best to take care of the stove reg­u­lar­ly, then there will be no dif­fi­cul­ties in clean­ing it.


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