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Cleaning and Maintaining your Gas Stove

August 10, 2017

Having a stove top oven is arguably the best option for cooking the most delicious meals and during its first couple of months of usage you try to keep it as clean and shiny as when you first saw it.

 

BUT…..

 

Although this ideal method of cleaning after every use is a great way to prevent build-up, many of us are simply just too busy, hungry and exhausted by the time we get home from work.  But like any appliance, gas stoves benefit from regular maintenance to avoid that costly addition to our home expenses.

 

What can go wrong?

 

Build-up of grease, food, particles and other gunk can prevent your stove from operating efficiently but more importantly it’s a serious risk to your safety.

  • Stove wont light

  • Gas leak

  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning

  • Explosion

     

What do I do if I smell gas in the home?

 

  • Contact your gas fitter and keep your family outside the home until they arrive.

  • Turn off all appliances

  • Open all windows a doors for ventilation

  • Turn off your gas supply at the meter.

 

Credit: https://www.australiangasnetworks.com.au/gas-explained/about-natural-gas/gas-leaks-and-emergencies

 

Cleaning

 

If you are time strapped during the week, try and do a clean on the weekend as part of a kitchen routine.There are various ways of cleaning the stove top using the following natural method is one.

 

Make sure you switch of your gas supply before you commence cleaning.

 

 

1 Burner grates

 

Remove burner grates and leave them to soak in hot soapy water until the water has cooled enough to give them a good scrub.

 

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2. Stove top

 

Brush away and lodged gunk with a dry brush before scrubbing with warm soapy water or a solution of bi-carb and vinegar.

Use a toothbrush to get into the crooks where the burners and caps sit.  These areas can be tough to reach with a rag.  Then wipe the area with a clean cloth.

 

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3. Remove burner caps

 

If your caps are greasy, use dish soap and a scrub brush to work away the residue. Apply this same method when washing the grates.

 

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4. Clean away any gunk found underneath. 

 

Take a small pin and clean out any visible build-up inside any orifices. Wipe with a clean cloth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5. Once the parts are completely dry, place them back on the stovetop in their proper positions.

 

Your stove is now ready for use once again.

 

 

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