Did you know that the average American woman spends about six hours each week devoted to housework and chores?
No matter where you fall on that average, one thing is for sure: most of us want to cut down the amount of time we spend cleaning!
We're here to show you how to clean our stove burners quickly, efficiently, and even joyfully!
Let's get into what you need to know.
Before You Start
Before you set out for cleaning, you need to wait until the burners are completely cooled! After all, you don't want to get burnt.
Next, you'll want to remove each grate (if you have a gas range top) or each burner coil (for electric ranges).
Your Daily Maintenance
Like with most chores, it's a lot easier to perform daily maintenance and follow a basic cleaning schedule rather than wait for days (or weeks) of yucky build-up.
For your stove burners, the daily maintenance is relatively simple.
Spray burners down with white vinegar. Allow the vinegar to sit for 15-20 minutes. Wipe it down with a clean, microfiber cloth.
This method allows you to cut through grease before it totally sets in. You'll want to do this after completing all your cooking for the night.
Your Cleaning Method
Once a week, it's a good idea to thoroughly clean your stove burners. Fortunately, it's not that difficult with the right method and tools!
Simply wash all your burners with lukewarm water and mild dishwashing detergent. This will help strip away the initial film and grime on top of your burners.
After that, you'll want to make your own DIY paste with a combination of 1 part banking soda to 2 parts water.
Thoroughly coat all the burners with your special paste and let it sit for about half an hour. You'll then scrub the food and dirt residue with a scrub brush and rinse it all out thoroughly.
The Super Cleaning Method
Can't remember the last time you cleaned your burners? We're not here to shame you- promise!
If you've tried the above options, there is one last method you can try that will pull out all the big guns.
This applies to gas range stovetops. You'll want to put each burner in a plastic bag with a quarter-cup of ammonia. Let it sit in the bag overnight (and put the bags in the sink in case a leak happens).
One the next day, your burners should be able to scrub clean. Remember to rinse them thoroughly to avoid any traces of the ammonia.
If it's still not getting cleaned enough, you may need to replace the parts.
Final Thoughts on Cleaning Your Stove Burners
Nothing feels better than a sparkling clean kitchen, and taking care of your burners is important for preserving the longevity of your stove and making your kitchen look pretty!
Have any other questions about taking care of your appliances? We have you covered! Contact us today!