Today’s task? Cleaning your stove cooktop! What you use to clean your cooktop will depend on what the actual cooktop is made of. Here are a few easy tips on how to clean a stove cooktop:
Before cleaning, make sure the electricity or gas is turned off. It’s best to remove the elements and any other parts that come off (such as knobs, drip trays and racks) – these can be washed separately with Gumption or a bicarb soda and water paste. Wipe away any food (or other) debris with a damp cloth.
Cleaning cloths are a 2 cloth wet and dry system. Use the first cloth to pick up the grease and leftover food and use the second cloth to buff and shine the cook top. Too easy!
Stainless Steel Cooktops
Stainless steel cooktops can be cleaned in a number of ways. The easiest method is to use microfiber cloth – same as the method above. Or, if your cooktop is caked with leftover food and hard-to-clean stains, then try Gumption. It is a multipurpose cleanser made with a special soap formulation breaking down grime.Simply add Gumption and water to a cleaning cloth and wipe the surface clean.
White Enamel Cooktops
White enamel cooktops can also be cleaned using the Gumption and Superwipes combination. This is the easiest way to clean your cooktop without the need to create your own mixture. Simply follow the instructions as above. You can also use Kitchen Duets, a 2 cloth wet and dry cleaning system with white enamel cooktops. Use the first cloth to pick up the grease and leftover food and use the second cloth to buff and shine the cook top. Easy!
Electric element coils don’t need to be cleaned as they are usually self-cleaning, but gas burners can accumulate layers of thick grease. Soak any removable parts (such as burner caps) in hot water and dishwashing liquid and give them a good scrub with a brush. You can use a bicarb soda paste for stubborn grease, but otherwise cleaning around the burners with soapy water should be enough. Use a straight metal pin to unclog any clogged burner ports (don’t use toothpicks or they could break inside the ports!)
Depending on what these are made of, usually you can clean these with hot soapy water. If they need a deeper clean you can soak them in a tub of 2 cups of white vinegar and fill with hot water for an hour. Alternatively you can make a paste with bicarb soda and water, apply to the racks and leave for half an hour then scrub off and rinse in hot water.
Hopefully these tips will help you to keep your stove looking fresh and clean!! Do you have any other magic tricks to clean a cooktop?