Inside: Don't spend all day cleaning. Check out these quick and easy tips on how to clean a stovetop. Easily clean glass or gas stovetops and remove grease and grime!
If your house is anything like mine the stovetop is one of your most-used appliances.
It's often used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our house and it shows!
It's not unusual to find little bits of veggies that fell out of a pan or crusted on egg whites from breakfast.
A dirty stovetop can quickly make your kitchen look dirty and grimy so giving it a quick clean often will help your kitchen have a clean and organized look.
Don't spend all day cleaning the kitchen! Check out these quick and easy tips on how to clean a stovetop.
How To Clean A Stovetop
To clean your stovetop you will need a few things.
- Kitchen Degreaser (you can make your own kitchen degreaser)
- microfiber cloth (I love this brand from Amazon)
Cleaning your stovetop won't take a long time and is easy to do when you have a good home cleaning routine. You can see how to create a cleaning schedule here and get a free weekly cleaning printable.
How To Clean A Glass Stovetop
If you have a glass cooktop congrats! This is the easiest of the stovetops to clean and keep clean.
We had a glass top stove for a few years and I loved how low maintenance it is.
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For everyday cleaning of your glass stovetop, I recommend just wiping it down with a little bit of degreaser and a microfiber cloth.
The degreaser will help break down any greasy food spills like oils. Plus, the baking soda will add a little bit of grit to help break down any baked-on foods.
Spray the glass stovetop and let it sit for a minute or two and then give it a wipe down with a microfiber cloth.
Occasionally you may get some larger baked-on foods that just don't easily remove with the degreaser. Once a month I recommend giving your glass top stove a deep cleaning.
Spray it down with the degreaser and then sprinkle some extra baking soda over any areas that have really badly baked-on grease. Let the mix sit on the stove for about 5 minutes.
Next, take a microfiber cloth and gently scrub at the areas with the baked-on grease. The mix of the degreaser and the extra baking soda will help scrub away the food and grime.
Take a damp cloth and wipe down the stovetop until all the degreaser and baking soda are gone.
If you still have any baked-on food or grime on the stove you can use a razor blade to remove it. Make sure you check your manual first if you can use a razor blade, a few stoves don't allow it.
Gently use the razor blade to remove any of the remaining baked-on food and wipe away the food.
Finally, if you want to give your glass stovetop a streak-free shine spray with a little vinegar and wipe down with a microfiber cloth.
How To Clean A Gas Stovetop
I love cooking with gas, however, it is way more difficult to keep a gas stovetop clean.
I recommend a few daily and weekly cleaning tasks and then really give it a deep clean once a month.
For quick everyday cleaning, I recommend spraying down your gas stovetop with a little bit of degreaser and a microfiber cloth. The degreaser will help break down any greasy food spills like oils. Plus, the baking soda will add a little bit of grit to help break down any baked-on foods.
Just spray the gas stovetop with the degrease, give it a minute to sit, and then wipe it up.
It won't look perfect, but cleaning it daily like this will help get rid of any large food particles.
Once a week I recommend removing the grates and the tray (or drip bowls) under the grates. You can either let them soak in a sink full of hot soapy water and scrub them down or some can go in the dishwasher.
I just run mine through the dishwasher with the dishes every Tuesday when I deep clean the kitchen.
Occasionally some tough cooked food will get stuck and you will need to scrub a little bit after the tray or drip bowls come out of the dishwasher.
I just use a microfiber cloth a little bit of bar keepers friend to scrub it off.
How To Clean Gas Stove Burners
About once a month you will want to clean under the drip trays and the gas stove burners.
For the most part, I recommend following the directions in your stovetop manual on how to clean the stovetop burners.
Our stove was in the home when we bought it and is now 25+ years old. Since our home was a repo we didn't get any manuals or instructions.
I like to remove the gas burners and use a paper clip to clean out any of the clogged burners. Just unbend the paper clip and gently poke it through the burner clog.
Next, I use an old toothbrush to scrub away any cooked food from the burners.
Finally, I wipe down the burners with a damp microfiber cloth and then reattach the burners.
With these simple tips, you can keep your glass or gas stovetop clean and looking great! It only takes a few minutes a day and some time once or twice a month to keep your stovetop clean and working great.
Looking for some more easy cleaning tips? Check out the easiest way to clean the oven.
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