How to Clean Stove Tops: Gas, Electric, and Induction
Wouldn’t it be great if you had guests over and they saw your beautiful house, all cleaned up, especially your kitchen!
A clean kitchen doesn’t require much time scratching and scrubbing; instead, with easy-to-use kitchen hacks, one can easily enjoy cleaning kitchen time.
One of the kitchen’s most used and unclean areas are the stove tops; they have seen everything, from soup to spaghetti & meatballs, from Indian spicy food to grilling potatoes; a stovetop can be an eye sour if not cleaned regularly.
Let’s explore how we can easily clean our gas, electric & induction stove tops:
Easy-to-use tips & tricks for a clean gas stove top
Cleaning material required:
2.One lemon or vinegar
3.A damp sponge or cloth (sponge preferred)
If you notice, these are the things that are readily available in any household, saving you the time to go out to shop for cleaning supplies, so let’s get started.
Step 1: Start by spreading a thin layer of baking soda over the gas stovetop.
Step 2: Cut the lemon into half, and start rubbing with the cut side on the stovetop in a circular motion,
Step 3: When you start rubbing the two ingredients together, you will notice it will form a mildly thick scrubbing paste,
Step 4: the abrasive nature of baking soda and the acidic lemon juice would help you remove the grease stains in no time
Step 5: Once you notice that all the stains have been removed, take the damp sponge or cloth and wipe off the access paste from the gas stove top.
Note: if you don’t want to scrub it all the while, you can also try this alternative:
While you spread baking soda and vinegar on the stovetop, let it rest there for 10-15 mins, as the paste will soften the tough stains & degrease, and once that is done, you can wipe it off with a damp cloth or sponge!
Easy-to-use home hacks for a clean electric stove top
The most common issue with an electric stove top is “burnt food,” a nightmare for anyone who loves hosting parties and likes to serve home-cooked food.
Let’s address the issue by using an easy and safe way to clean your electric stovetop.
What you need:
3.A damp cloth or scrubby sponge
4.Dish wash soap (liquid preferred)
Again, these things are readily available at home.
Step 1: Turn on your electric stove top and warm it up for one to two minutes; this will help soften the hard burnt food that sticks around the rings of your stovetop.
Step 2: Pour water on the dirty stove top, be careful while pouring water as the stove is warm and pouring water will generate hot steam; it would be great if you step back a little while pouring water.
Step 3: Once you have poured the water, sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on the stovetop and let it sit there for a few seconds.
Step 4: Wipe off the baking soda with the damp washcloth after it has rested for some time on the stove near the rings
Step 5: Apply some liquid dish wash soap on the scrubby sponge and gently scrub the sticky or affected area.
Step 6: Wipe off the paste from the stovetop.
Note: you need to be very careful while cleaning the electric stove top, as in the first step, we warmed the stove for some time, so there might be chances that your hands might get burned, so be attentive!
How to clean an induction stove top
Unlike other types of stove tops, induction stove tops or ranges require more attention than the usual methods discussed earlier.
Induction stove tops give a clean and even looking surface to the kitchen slabs, with a beautiful glass top adds value to your kitchen as they look simple and easy to clean; however, that makes it a little prone to damage.
Just because they have an overall simple look, that does not imply that they are simple to clean. As mentioned earlier, the glass surface makes it a little hard to take care of.
But don’t worry; with the help of the following information, you can easily keep your induction stove top neat and clean:
1.Cleaning liquid specially designed for induction cooktop cleaning
Step 1: Sprinkle cleaning liquid evenly over the surface glass and mix it with a bit of water if the density is too thick.
Step 2: Take a damp dish towel and wipe the excess liquid off the surface.
Step 3: Take a dry dish towel and clean the glass surface again so that it’s all dry and neat
Note: cleaning the induction stove top is more accessible than the other two, but it’s important to know what to use and how.
Avoid using a scrubby sponge, steel wool, or abrasive cleaners as they might leave scratches on the glass surface, which will permanently stay on the surface, re-installing the entire thing again!
It is also essential to wipe off sugary spills immediately, as sugary substances like syrup can stick onto the surface and permanently stain or damage the induction stovetop.
In a nutshell
Gas, electric, and induction stove tops have different ways to be taken care of; even if there’s a slight similarity in the ingredients that are being used in a few, the methods are significantly different. One has to make sure to follow each cleaning method with sincerity for the best results.