How to Clean Burners on Stove
If you find yourself frustrated with how dirty your burner grates are after preparing meals, here’s how to clean them in just four easy steps:
Turn the burner off.
You’re almost ready to start cleaning. But first, turn your burner off!
It’s essential to make sure that your stove is completely relaxed before you begin cleaning. This will ensure that you don’t accidentally burn yourself on a hot burner.
Don’t use a wet cloth for cleaning. It’s more likely to cause damage than fix it. You should also avoid using metal scrapers or other sharp objects. They can scratch the surface of your stovetop and make future cleanings even harder.
Remove the burner grate and set aside.
You’ll need to use a pot holder or rag to remove the burner grates.
Be careful not to burn yourself. If you’re not sure what you’re doing, wear gloves! Take care not to scratch the surface of your stovetop while removing or replacing the grate. This can be avoided by placing a towel between your hand and the stovetop.
Finally, be careful with metal tools (like tongs) that may damage the burner or grate.
You can use a dryer sheet or vinegar to clean the coil.
Now that the burner grate is removed and set aside, you can clean the coils. If you have a dryer sheet, wipe away any leftover debris.
If you don’t have any dryer sheets or don’t want to go through the trouble of making one yourself.
Fill a spray bottle with 12 cup vinegar and 2 cups water and mix thoroughly before spraying over the surface of your coil. Allow a few minutes before wiping it down with a cloth or paper towel.
Be sure not to let any excess water drip down onto your stovetop. It could cause damage if left unchecked.
Gently remove any food crust.
Use a paper towel to wipe off any food crust gently.
Do not use a scouring pad or abrasive cleaner on the stovetop. Also, avoid using a knife or scraper to scrape off crumbs, as this can cause scratches on your burner surface.
Dry the coil thoroughly before putting it back on the stovetop.
Always use a lint-free cloth when drying the coil. Even if it’s dry and looks clean, you can never be too careful about cleaning the burner. Paper towels or cloths can quickly leave behind contaminants that eventually cause another burn on your stovetop.
If you have a powerful vacuum cleaner, use this to remove dust from around the burner before wiping it down with a paper towel or lint-free cloth. Don’t use any brushes or metal scouring pads, as they will scratch up your stove top and make it look worse than before.
Once dry, put the coil back in place and turn on high for 30 seconds to ensure all residue is gone.
Now you can do your best with those grates.
Now it’s time to clean the burners.
You can use a plastic scraper or an old credit card to remove any stubborn residue from your stovetop grates.
Scrub off any remaining dirt and grime with a mild detergent and sponge. Rinse off the detergent with water, and dry up any excess moisture with a paper towel before putting away your cleaning supplies.
Cleaning your stove burners should be a fun experience, and you’ll be glad you took the time.
I hope this guide has helped you understand how cleaning your burners is relatively easy. Now go ahead and get started on making your kitchen look its best!