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How to Clean the Stove: Infallible Tips

Having trouble getting your stove clean? Know that, using products you already have at home, your stove can shine.

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A stove with grease build-up can be difficult to clean, but with the right technique, you can restore its shine and keep it looking new.

In this post, we'll share some expert tips for efficient stove cleaning that will leave your stove squeaky clean.

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Did you know that regularly cleaning your stove not only keeps your kitchen looking good, but also extends the life of the appliance?

Furthermore, a clean surface prevents the accumulation of dirt and residue that can be potentially dangerous.

The good news is that you don't need expensive cleaning products to keep your stove shiny and spotless. With a few common items that you probably already have at home, you can make your stove look like new.

In other words: cleaning the stove is easy with the right tips!

Here's our step-by-step guide:

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Attention:

First step: turn off the stove and let it cool.

Before starting the cleaning process, it is essential to ensure that the stove is completely turned off and cool. This not only prevents accidents, but also makes cleaning safer.

Next, put on gloves.

Protect your hands and wear gloves throughout the cleaning process.

Once the two safety steps above have been completed, remove the grates and burners to make cleaning easier and more efficient; This way you can work on cleaning the parts separately.

Stove cleaning products

Before diving into the cleaning process, make sure you have all the necessary products on hand. You'll need:

Detergent or degreaser
Sodium bicarbonate
white vinegar
Lemon
Microfiber cloths or sponges
Brush or toothbrush
Gloves
Hot water

Are you ready? Then get to work.

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Starting cleaning with a soft sponge and detergent

Step 1: Start with the softest option. Moisten a soft sponge in warm water and apply a few drops of detergent. Make sure the sponge is not too soaked as this could damage the stove.

Step 2: Gently scrub the greasy areas of the stove with the soapy sponge. Work in circular motions and apply moderate pressure. The detergent will help break down grease and loosen light stains.

Step 3: Continue rubbing until the grease begins to come off. Sometimes this technique is enough to remove dirt and restore the shine of the stove. Rinse the sponge frequently to avoid spreading the grease.

Step 4: After scrubbing all greasy areas, rinse the sponge thoroughly and wipe down all stovetop surfaces to remove any detergent residue.

What to do if this technique doesn't work:

If even after using a soft sponge and detergent the grease persists, don't worry.

There are other more robust options you can try. One of the most efficient is to mix equal parts of baking soda and water to form a paste. Apply this paste to the greasy areas of your stove, ensuring it covers the entire surface. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the paste to penetrate and break down the fat.

Rub the fat: Using a brush or toothbrush, scrub the greasy areas in a circular motion. The baking soda paste will help lift and dissolve the grease. For stubborn stains, you can add a few drops of detergent or degreaser to increase cleaning power.

After scrubbing, dampen a microfiber cloth or sponge with warm water and wipe off the baking soda paste and dissolved grease. Rinse the cloth or sponge frequently to ensure thorough cleaning.

Cleaning the stove burners:

While the baking soda paste works its magic on the stove, take the opportunity to clean the grates and burner covers. Use a detergent sponge or cloth to remove any grease or residue. For stubborn stains, soak them in the following mixture:

2 glasses of hot water

1 glass of vinegar

4 spoons of baking soda

1/2 lemon

Leave this mixture for a maximum of 10 minutes and scrub with a steel sponge. Rinse then and dry well. If necessary, use an old toothbrush to help with cleaning.

Finish with White Vinegar

For a brilliant finishing touch, apply some white vinegar to a clean cloth or paper towel and wipe it over the stove surface. Vinegar helps remove soap residue and leaves your stove with a flawless shine.

After ensuring everything is completely dry, replace the burners and grates on the stove. Your stove should now be clean and sparkling!

Remember to clean this regularly to keep your stove in great condition. Plus, by cleaning up immediately after spills and splashes, you'll prevent dirt from building up, making the cleaning task much easier.

Regularly cleaning your stove not only keeps your kitchen looking beautiful, it also contributes to a safer, more efficient cooking environment.

Did you realize how cleaning the stove doesn't have to be a struggle and you can use products that you already have in your home?

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