Easy Ways to Clean Your Stove & Cooktop

I have used almost all kinds of stove top. Before I bought my ceramic cook top, I had porcelain stove top.

Here is how I used to keep my porcelain stove top clean.
1. Remove the heating coils and drip pans from the stove top. Soak the drip pans in warm, soapy water if they are dirty.
2. Wipe down the top of the stove with a damp rag to remove any loose debris.
3. Scrape heavy food residue from the porcelain surface with a plastic knife or scraper. Avoid using metal scrapers because these will scratch the porcelain. Wipe the loosened food from the stove top.
4.Combine 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Rub the paste onto any remaining food residue or stains. Scrub with a nylon mesh scrubber until the stains fades completely.
5. Moisten a rag with clear water. Wipe the baking soda residue from the stove top. Dry with a clean rag.
6. Scrub the drip pans with the nylon scrubber and soapy water to remove any remaining food. Wipe dry and replace the pans and heating coils on the stove.
Things You Will Need
Plastic knife or scraper
Baking soda
Nylon scrubber
Wipe up spilled food immediately so it doesn’t have time to harden and stain the porcelain surface.
Do not use harsh abrasives or metal scrubbers. These will scratch and permanently damage the porcelain enamel.
Now, I own Glass Top Stove and whenever I post any videos, I at least get few request to share tips on how do I keep my glass top clean.

As you might have noticed that glass top tends form those stain ring every time you use to cook something. The best way to avoid forming those rings is to always use big pots than you need. I always prefer to use big pots even when I cook something in small quantity so if any accidents happen, I have less or no damage on stove top. Here is what I do these days to keep my stove top clean. First rule, clean after every cooking. If you keep cooking on dirty cook top, it keeps on accumulating debris and eventually become stiff and hard to clean. Wiping down the stove after every use helps a lot, but it is way too easy to wander off while waiting for those burners to finally cool down and cooked on sugar becomes an immediate eyesore.
You will need:
razor blade
white vinegar
baking soda
Instead of spending money on expensive products, white vinegar and baking soda will get the job done. Although combining baking soda and vinegar will produce that great science fair volcano fizz, it isn’t the most effective way to clean. I use these powerhouses of cleaning separately.
First, Wipe Down With Vinegar
With all burners cool, spray the surface of your glass top with white vinegar and wipe with a damp cloth to remove any surface debris and degrease the surface. Any surface cleaner will get the job done here, but vinegar is inexpensive and is always on hand.
Next, Cover With Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda over the entire top. Baking soda is a great natural cleaner because this mild alkali helps breakdown grit and grime more easily and the mild abrasive quality will make scrubbing more effective without scratching the glass.
Then, Wet Down a Towel
Fill a bucket (or the sink) with hot water and drop an old bath towel in to dampen.
Cover Stovetop With Towel
Wring out the towel and place it on stovetop to completely cover the surface. If you prefer, two smaller towels may be used. Leave the towel in place for about 15 minutes to soak and loosen the crud that has accumulated.
Use elbow grease and the mild abrasive that is baking soda to clean the stove. Rinse and wring your towel frequently and scrub until there is no baking soda left on the stove and the surface is as clean as you think you can get it by scrubbing.
No matter how careful we try to be, burnt on sauce or jam is inevitable on a glass top stove. While the stove is still damp, very carefully scrape any stubborn burned on crud off using a razor blade. Work one spot at a time with even motion to avoid scratching the glass. A graspable razor blade holder is highly recommended for easy, effective and safe use.
Finish up with one more pass with the vinegar and damp cloth and then buff with a dry cloth to make it shine.
Now, I don’t like to prepare fried food inside my house so I have Gas Stove outside in my porch. By the way lot of you have been asking me where did I get that stove top from. It was a gift from my family friend and they bought from Atlanta GA HMart. I find using Propane Gas Stove more reliable during black outs as well as they work with portable gas tank I get it filled at Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot. It is cheaper option if you are planning to buy additional cook top besides your main cooktop for cooking outdoor.
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Dirty stove burner grates not only look messy, they can affect your cooking and present a fire hazard. If you are looking for advice on how to clean gas stove burners quickly and effectively, we have everything you need to know right here. Push up your sleeves and let’s get to it!

How to Clean Stove Burner Grates
When it comes to your stove grates, assess if it’s going to be an easy job or one that requires elbow grease. From there, you can choose whichever method does the trick best.

The Vinegar Method
For daily maintenance and light grease stains, pull out the vinegar from under the sink, and get to work!

• Spray burners with vinegar and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
• Wipe down with a clean cloth.
• Done! You should see cleaner, shinier grates. Just remember, this method is most effective as ongoing maintenance, as it cuts through grease before it has a chance to be baked in.

The Baking Soda Method
For harder grease stains and grime on your stove grates, try the baking soda method.

• Wash all burners with lukewarm water and dishwashing detergent to remove initial film.
• Make a thick paste of baking soda and water.
• Coat all burners with paste and let stand for 20 minutes.
• Scrub the softened food residue with a sponge and rinse thoroughly.

The Ammonia Method
For those truly tough stains that won’t come out with vinegar and baking soda, bust out the ammonia.

• Place each burner grate into its own gallon-sized zipper lock plastic bag.
• Add ¼ cup undiluted ammonia.
• Seal the bag and allow it to sit for several hours or overnight. You may want to put the bags outside in case the ammonia smell leaks out (it’s pretty strong and unpleasant). During this time the fumes will dissolve and loosen the griminess safely from the enameled iron.
• Remove from bag, wipe off grates, and admire.

How to Clean Stove Drip Pans
Don’t forget to clean those drip pans while you’re touching up the grates! Those little saucers under the grates collect burnt pieces of onions, peppers, salt, and anything else that’s fallen into them. Here are some easy ways to make them shine:

The Soak Method
The easiest method of getting those pans clean is to use the soak method. With some dish soap and some baking soda, you’ll be on your way to shiny drip pans (and who doesn’t want that?).

• After taking the pans off the stove, give them a good shake and rinse in the sink.
• Combine dish soap and baking soda at a 1:1 ratio. Lather the mixture all over the discs.
• Put the sudsy pans in some ziplock bags for an hour, and then rinse them off once the time has expired. Done!

The Boil Method
If those pans are really caked with burnt grease and food, try using the boil method as a final step for truly tough stains.

• Mix half a cup of baking soda with water in a large pot.
• Heat the mixture until it hits the boiling point and drop the pans inside.
• Leave in the boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
• Use tongs to get them out of the water, and wipe them down once they’ve cooled to room temperature.

When you’re asking yourself how to clean a gas stovetop, just remember that routine maintenance is the sure-fire way to never spend too much cleaning the grates and pans. And once those are taken care of, it’s easy to clean your oven the right way, too.

*Safety First!*

If the electric starters (which sit on top of the stove under and to the side of the burner) get wet with any chemical, it will fire constantly until the chemical is completely dissolved. Lighting the burner and letting it burn in most cases will not remove the overspray. Many times it takes either letting it fire constantly for 24 to 48 hours or replacing the starter. Use caution and avoid getting the electric starter wet.