How to Clean Your Stove Top [DIY Guide]

by | Mar 28, 2023 | Kitchen Cleaning

Let’s be clear!

Maintaining a spotless stove top is essential if you want your kitchen to be the talk of the neighborhood (or at the very least, the conversation of your inebriated friends).

It must look good and function even better because it is the workhorse of your kitchen. 

Let’s start!

With some basic stove top cleaning and get down to business. We’ll walk you through the procedure and provide you with some excellent advice for avoiding a repeat appearance of the grease and grime. You can have a stove top that sparkles like a new penny in no time if you follow these instructions, we promise!

The significance of maintaining a clean stove top. 

Keep in mind that keeping your stove top spotless is important for the following reasons:

1. First, it will make your kitchen appear more upscale and less like a greasy spoon.

2. Second, it will make your stove run like a stallion rather than an elderly donkey. All that accumulated grease and grime can be a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

3. And last but not least, if you don’t clean that stove top, you’re playing with fire, my friend. Get up off your asses, grab a scrub brush, and keep your kitchen secure, you chuckleheads!

 Clean a variety of stovetops:

Let’s talk about cleaning the stove tops now, everyone. Gas, electric coil, induction, and ceramic glass are the four options available. Pay attention because each one has a distinctive cleaning method.

Glass and Ceramic Stovetop: 

¬†Folks, this one is a piece of cake. Simple labor and a soft cloth dipped in soapy water are all that are required.¬† Make sure your stove top’s cool to the touch, then get to wiping that grime away. You’re good to go after giving it a light buff with a dry cloth. Simple as pie and lemon squeezy!¬†

 Electric Coil Stove Top:

Okay, this one might take a little more effort.¬† Those coils can be a pain in the butt to clean, but don’t worry, we got you covered.¬† Grab a screwdriver, soft cloth, and some soapy water and let’s get to work.¬† Take those coils off, use the screwdriver to loosen up any dirt or grease, put ’em back on, and give the rest of the stove top a good wipe down.¬† Voila!

Find out more about how to clean a glass electric stovetop.

Gas Stove Top:

¬†Now this one’s a real challenge, folks.¬† With all those nooks and crannies, it’s like a hiding spot for dirt and grease.¬† But fear not! Grab a toothbrush, soft cloth, vinegar, and baking soda and let’s get to work.¬† Take off those burner grates and caps, give the burner heads a good brush down, mix up some vinegar and baking soda, let that sit for 15 minutes, then wipe away the dirt and grime with a damp cloth.¬† Pc\. Of cake!

 Induction Stove Top:

Ah, the new kid on the block.¬† Induction stove tops are the simplest to clean.¬† No hiding spots for dirt and grease, so you don’t have to work too hard.¬† All you need is a vinegar solution and a damp microfiber cloth.¬† Mix equal parts water and vinegar, give that stove top a good wipe down, get into all the corners and edges, then give it a final buff with a dry cloth.¬† And just like that, you’re done!¬†

Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Stove Top.  

Listen up, buttercups! This is a step-by-step guide to cleaning your stove top, brought to you by yours truly.  

 Step 1: Chuck the Burners. 

¬†The first step is to get rid of those burner grates and caps, chuck ’em in a sink or tub filled with hot, soapy water.¬† Let ’em soak like a sponge for a few minutes while you move on to the next step.¬†

 Step 2: Wipe Down the Joint. 

¬†Now that you’ve given those grates and caps the boot, it’s time to wipe down the stove top joint.¬† Grab a sponge or cloth soaked in hot, soapy water and remove the dirt or grease like a boss.¬† If there are any stubborn spots, bring out the heavy artillery, a scrubber brush.¬† Be sure to rinse the joint well when you‚Äôre finished, unless you want a soapy kitchen.¬†

 Step 3: Scrub the Burner Grates and Caps. 

¬†It’s time to give those burner grates and caps a good scrub down.¬† Take ’em out of the sink or tub and attack them with a brush like a commando.¬† Rinse and dry ’em before putting ’em back on the stove top.¬†

 Step 4: Polish the Joint (Optional). 

 If you want to give your stove top joint a nice shine and keep it looking new, grab a stainless steel cleaner.  This will give it a nice shine and help to keep it looking new like a shiny penny.  And there you have it, folks! Your stove top is now clean and ready for action. 

¬†“Clean That Soot-Stained Stove Top Like a Pro!”.¬†

You’re gonna need some supplies, so grab:¬†

  • ¬†Some dish soap that even your grandma wouldn’t recognize.¬†
  • ¬†A bottle of that old-timey white vinegar.¬†
  • ¬†Baking soda that’s probably been in the pantry since Reagan was in office.¬†
  • ¬†A scrub brush that looks like it was made from the hair of a wild boar.¬†
  • ¬†A soft cloth that you stole from the hotel room you stayed in last summer.¬†

 Step 1: Tear that stove top down to its bare essentials.  Dump the burner grates, drip pans, and any other parts that can come off.  Then, give the stove top a once-over with a damp cloth to get rid of any loose crud. 

¬†Step 2: Make a cleaning solution that’s half dish soap, half white vinegar, and a pinch of baking soda.¬† If your stove top is really grimy, add a little more vinegar.¬†

¬†Step 3: Slap the cleaning solution on the stove top and let it marinate for a few minutes.¬† This’ll soften up any grease and gunk.¬†

 Step 4: Scrub the stove top with the scrub brush like a prisoner scrubbing the prison yard.  Give extra love to any particularly dirty spots. 

 Step 5: Rinse the stove top with a damp cloth and then dry it off with the soft cloth.  And there you have it, a stove top that looks brand spanking new! 

Stove Top Cleaning Tips. 

¬†Listen up, numbskulls! Here’s some stove top cleaning tips, straight from the horse’s mouth:.¬†

  • ¬†Got a self-cleaning oven? Use it to clean your stove top, the high heat will help break down the grease and grime like a hammer on a nail.¬†

  • ¬†Regular cleaning is key, so don’t wait till the grease and grime is too thick to cut with a knife.¬†

  • ¬†If you’ve got a gas stove top, check those gas lines regularly like a hawk, leaks can lead to fires, and nobody wants that.¬†

 

  • ¬†And last but not least, don’t leave cleaning solutions or chemicals on your stove top for too long, or you’ll damage the surface like a sledgehammer to a glass window.¬† These can also cause harm if they come into contact with food, and we don’t want any food poisoning, now do we?¬†

Flushing Out the Filth Before It Sticks. 

 Gather these supplies, bucko:. 

  • ¬†Baking soda.¬†
  • ¬†Water.¬†
  • ¬†Degreaser.¬†
  • ¬†Sponge or brush.¬†
  • ¬†Soapy water.¬†
  • ¬†Vinegar.¬†
  • ¬†Spatula.¬†
  • ¬†Commercial oven cleaner.¬†

Step 1: Blast that stove top with a baking soda and water mixture to create a homemade degreaser.  Let it sit like a bad hangover for 15 minutes then scrub with a sponge or brush. 

Step 2: The oven grates gotta go too.¬† Remove ’em, give ’em a bath in soapy water, then let ’em soak in vinegar and water if they’re particularly grungy.¬† Scrub ’em clean.¬†

Step 3: The oven’s turn.¬† Scoop out any food scraps with a spatula, then give it a deep clean with either a commercial oven cleaner or a baking soda and water solution.¬†

If you need help wiping down the joint, Ukraine Cleaners has got your back.  Our team of pro cleaners will leave your kitchen spotless.  Give us a holler to schedule a free consultation. 

So, there you have it folks, the lowdown on how to keep your stove top spick-and-span and avoid becoming the next Dumpster Dining champ. 

Just remember!¬† if all else fails and your stove top looks like a fry cook’s nightmare, give us a holler at Ukraine Cleaners.¬† We’ll send in the clowns, er, I mean cleaners, to whip that range into shape so you can cook up a storm without fear of starting a grease fire.¬† Stay clean, my friends!¬†

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