When it comes to cooking, gas cooktops are usually our BFFs (best friend forever).
Think about it, the level of precision and control you get from a gas stove is unbelievable. Using an electric stove when you want perfect control of temperature is not the wisest of decisions as it will NEVER change as quickly as you want it to. However, that is not the case when you’re using a gas stove since you can control the flames and determine the amount of heat you need and achieve it in a moment.
Using a gas stove is also very convenient as it heats up instantly. Moreover, you can use any type of pot you want on a gas stove, regardless of its shape or material. On an electric stove, you can only use certain types of metals (definitely not cast iron) and flat based pots, therefore your options are very limited.
However, with all these advantages, one might think, “There is bound to be a drawback of gas stoves surely!” And you’re not wrong. There is. One of the main reasons why many people might not love gas stoves like we do is because they think it’s hard to clean, especially on a regular basis. We do admit that cleaning the insides of an oven can be really hard usually due to the edges and built up grease, but we beg to differ on the daily cleaning matter!
Nobody likes to look at a stovetop layered with days’ worth of grease. It’s definitely an eye-sore and often takes away the mood for a hearty appetite.
Cleaning your stovetop to get rid of everyday grease in only a matter of minutes. If you want to know how read on!
Things you will need:
- A soft cloth or fresh sponge for cleaning
- Dish detergent or dish soap
- Kitchen towel
- A good, strong scrubbing brush
- Collect your necessities before you start cleaning. There’s no point in going to look for items once you get your hands dirty so make sure you have your cleaning rag, detergent, scrubbing brush and the kitchen towel.
- Prepare your stove top for cleaning. Check which parts you can remove, such as the grates and knobs and take them off. Check if you can easily remove any other parts and get them out too.
- Soak your knobs in soapy water so that the grease on them dissolves away easily. Let them stay drenched while you ahead and clean the stovetop.
- Prepare your sponge or cloth (this is a bit tricky). Pour a drop of dishwashing soap on to it (just a little bit). Wet the sponge and then squeeze out majority of the water as otherwise cleaning the stovetop will become very inconvenient for you. Make sure that you have enough soap to cut through the grease but not so much that you make tiny swimming pools!
- Wipe away the splattered grease, spilled sauces and anything else that is on your stove but shouldn’t be. Rewet and re-soap whenever you feel necessary and keep scrubbing. Repeat until you see that the water from the sponge is running clear (not cloudy or greasy). Once you see that the water is clean, clean the soap using long strokes.
- When you’ve cleaned the soap, use the kitchen towel to buff away water marks (otherwise long stains might remain). If your stove top is made of stainless steel, rub in the direction of the visible grains.
- Keep repeating the buffing process until they are completely spotless and streak-free. Get the water away from the corners as well.
- Scrub the grates too. In the sink, use the scrub brush with soap to make the grates clean. Make sure you rinse them off well and dry them completely.
- Make sure you get all the details right. Take the knobs you had soaked and scrub the grease off the. Rinse them off well and make sure they dry down thoroughly. Wipe the oven handle as it probably has grease too. When everything is nice and dry, replace them in their correct places. Ensure that everything is locked into their places properly to avoid accidents. Voila! You have a clean stove top.