Although, maintaining the gas stove is certainly not as easy as using it for cooking food. You will have to take out special time for cleaning and maintaining the gas stove properly whether you use the gas stove frequently or not. The main reason behind that is the constant contact of cooked as well as uncooked food coming in contact with different parts of the gas stove. This residue substance also creates problems in the gas burners along with diminishing the attractive look of the gas stove.
Cleaning a gas stove is not a hard method. Instead, it is quite an easy task. All you have to do is read our guide on how to clean gas stove burners carefully and follow each and every step provided in the article carefully. While going through our article, you will realize that you already have most of the required ingredients available at your disposal and you can get started right away. Before we move on to the cleaning process, let’s discuss the necessity and frequency of these thorough cleaning sessions.
How Often Should You Clean Gas Stove Burners?
The necessity of cleaning the gas stove completely depends upon your use and how many hours do you use the gas stove on daily usage. If you only start your gas stove to heat up water, you probably never have to clean the gas stove at all. But, we can all agree that it is not true and there are various types of tasks performed on the gas trove on a daily basis. Even without cooking food, you will find the gas trove getting dirty over time. This happens because of external factors such as dirt and dust that often enter the kitchen from the windows.
About cleaning the gas stove, you can consider two different methods of getting the task done. The first one would be a clean wipe carried out by a simple cleaning cloth. You practice this right after you have finished using the gas stove burner so that the impurities are cleaned and do not stick to the surface of the gas stove. Although, a simple wipe will not be helpful after a month of usage and it will be time for a deeper cleaning session.
You should carry out a deep cleaning session as soon as you see an irregularity in the performance of the burner. For example, if you start seeing yellow flame instead of blue, it means there is a blockage in the gas flow and the burners need to be cleaned immediately. Even if you do not see any visual difference, you should practice thorough cleaning at least once every month to maintain the gas stove.
How to Clean Gas Stove Burners?
First of all, we should take a look at all of the ingredients that you will be utilized for cleaning the gas burners of your gas stove. These are common household items that can also be availed in any general store in case you do not have them at your home right now. Here are the things you will be needing before we get started with the cleaning method:
- Liquid/Solid soap
- Water (Preferably high temperature)
- Toothbrush (Any hard brush will do)
- Piece of cloth
- Vinegar and Baking soda (For deep cleaning)
If you are ready with the items mentioned above, let’s get started with the cleaning process.
Step#1. Take a look at the instruction manual provided by the manufacturer of the gas stove. To clean the gas burners, you will have to disassemble the unit completely. As different stove manufacturers use different types of assembly in their units, it is recommended to take a look at official instructions before moving on.
Step#2. Once you find out how to disassemble the unit, carefully remove all parts of the burner carefully. We will recommend you arrange the removed parts in a certain order so that you can keep track of these parts which will be helpful at the time of re-assembly.
Step#3. After that, carefully observe the parts of the gas burner to prioritize the most unclean ones for cleaning. You can keep the cleaner parts aside and simply wash them and they will be as good as new in no time.
Step#4. Once you have separated the most unclean parts from the bunch, soak these parts in warm water for a couple of minutes before cleaning them. This will help to loosen the impurities beforehand so that you do not have to put as much effort into cleaning them. You can also add baking soda or vinegar in warm water for the best results.
Step#5. Now, take one part out of the water at a time and start rubbing the burner parts gently with the toothbrush or any hard brush. A toothbrush works perfectly in this case as it can reach the inner portion of the burner easily. Make sure you rub the brush properly over the small holes of the burners to remove the blockage.
Step#6. In case you still see residue impurity inside the burner holes, you can use small and sharp metal objects such as a safety pin to force the dirt out from the other side of the hole. You might have to repeat this process a couple of times before you start seeing any difference in the burners.
Step#7. Once the cleaning is concluded and you can see the burner parts are clean, rinse them with fresh water and keep them aside for drying. You should keep these parts dry for at least 3 to 4 hours so that the moisture gets completely removed from these parts. For best results, you can use a hairdryer or keep the parts under sunlight for faster drying.
Step#8. Once the cleaning is finished, start reassembling the burner parts carefully. Make sure you do not force parts into one another while assembling them as it can damage the burner material easily. Also, make sure all parts are completely dry before assembling them.
This is it. You have successfully cleaned your gas stove burner and your gas stove should be working as well as a brand new gas stove.
Tips To Keep The Gas Stove Burner Clean
Now that your gas stove is clean and fresh, you should follow the following tips so that you will not need to clean the gas burner as frequently.
- Do not let food spill on the gas stovetop or around burners.
- Always keep a cleaning cloth around the gas stove to clean the stove as soon as you are done for the day.
- Close the lids of the cooking utensils properly.
- Do not let the liquids boil too much at excess temperature.
- Cook food on a lower flame.
- Avoid roasting food items directly on the gas burner.
- Keep the gas stove away from the kitchen window.
Today, we talked about the best way to clean gas stove burners and a handful of tips to keep the burners clean. This will help you to maintain your gas stove properly and avoid unnecessary problems such as improper combustion, low-temperature flame, non-uniform gas propagation, and many more.
With a clean gas burner, you will be able to cook your favorite food without worrying about the performance of the gas stove. Although, make sure you keep track of your last cleaning session and get one done once or twice every month.