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How to clean a gas stove in 7 easy steps

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A dirty gas stove poses more threats than you think. Other than being unhygienic, a burner clogged with food residue produces weak flames, damages the bottom of your cookware with uneven heat, causes inaccurate temperature control, and is a fire hazard.

Prevent these by giving your gas stove a wipe down every day, and a deep clean at least once every two weeks, depending on how often you cook. It is quite easy to deep clean a gas stove. First safely remove the gas burners. Then clean the pan supports, burner caps and heads using unuased tooth brushers and warm soap water or baking soda. Lastly, wipe down the surface using specialty stove cleaner.

Read on to find Electrolux Indonesia's step-by-step instruction on how to clean a gas stove.


1. Prepare cleaning materials


When it comes to cleaning your gas stove , you can rest assured that all the cleaning materials are probably already in your home.

Here is the list of supplies you will need for your stove cleaning:

  • Mild dish soap
  • Vinegar, baking soda, or most ideally a specialty gas stove cleaner
  • Medium-stiffness scrub brush
  • An old toothbrush
  • A soft, dry cloth
  • Non-abrasive scrub pad


2. Make your gas stove safe before you start


Before cleaning your gas appliance, make sure that the surfaces are completely cool and the control knobs are switched to the off position. You’re going to be removing the burner guards and scrubbing the knobs, so it’s essential that the gas does not come on while you’re working.


3. Read manufacturer’s instruction before removing any components


Knowing what kind of care is the best for your appliances will go a long way in protecting your investment. The product manual that comes with your gas stove will help you know which areas are safe to remove for cleaning.


4. Safely remove the gas burners


Whether you have burner caps, grates or coils, to clean them efficiently, it is necessary to take them off the stove first.

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Make sure to turn off the valve on your gas cylinder before you begin for safety reasons. Furthermore, allow your burners to cool down completely if they’ve been used earlier.

Now that you’ve done with the pre-cleaning process, we will give you a more detailed instruction on how to clean your gar stove in terms of its components including pan supports, burner caps and head, and the stove surface.


5. Clean pan supports using gas stove cleaner or warm soapy water


When your gas stove is cool, easily lift the trivets and hand-wash them in warm soapy water using a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Then, you can use a non-metallic brush or the stove cleaner to remove stubborn stains, or soak the pan supports in the warm soapy water in 20 minutes.

Since they’re cast iron, dry them immediately to prevent rust. After wiping with a soft cloth, carefully place them back on your stove and turn the heat on for a few seconds to dry them.


6. Clean gas stove burners using unused tooth brusher & baking soda


Burner caps and heads can also be hand-washed with small cloth or unused tooth brusher. For those with burnt-on spills, soak them in warm soapy water to soften the soils.

If messes have high sugar or acid content, clean them immediately, otherwise they may leave dull spots. Also, a baking soda and water paste may help clean marks that are extra-stubborn.

To ensure clog-free cooking, you should clean the spark plug and flame safety device with a moist cloth. And don’t forget to make sure the burners are fully dried before returning them.

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7. How to clean gas stove with stainless steel & ceramic surface


How to clean gas stove with stainless steel surface


Stainless steel requires special care to maintain its finish and durability. So, when in doubt, you can spot test first or refer to your gas stove’s user manual. If yours is an Electrolux appliance, you can search for your gas stove’s user manual here with your model code.

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Stainless steel requires special clean to maintain its finish and durability


Your best bet to clean stainless steel is a specialty gas stove cleaner to dissolve grease and make your stove shine like new again. If they’re unavailable, you can use warm soapy water, rinse, then buff with a microfiber cloth.

A basic stove cleaning tip to prevent stains and streaks is to always wipe in the direction of the grain, buff thoroughly instead of air drying, and avoid abrasive or acidic materials.

>> Read more: Frequently asked questions about Electrolux stoves


How to clean gas stove with ceramic surface


Going gentle is the key in preventing micro-scratches in glass or ceramic surfaces. You should use a glass cleaning spray or cream which is specially formulated to protect your stove. Using this, wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth, going in circular motions, then buff dry. For burnt-on residue, you can use a ceramic scraper.

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Going gentle is the key in preventing micro-scratches in glass or ceramic surfaces


Best stove cleaning tip = Routinely wipe down your gas stove


Cleaning your gas stove can be hassle-free if you prevent big messes in the first place. Save yourself the time and effort by routinely wiping spills after every cooking session, getting some splatter guards, or covering the pan when frying. Your future self will thank you for this gas stove thorough cleaning.

Hopefully you’ve found useful tips in our step-by-step guide on how to clean a gas stove. For professional support, do not hesitate to checkout our authorized in-home cleaning and maintenance service for Electrolux hobs or contact our customer care team

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  • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.
  • Durable, easy-to-clean ceramic glass surface.
  • Blue flame burns efficiently to lower energy cost.
  • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.
  • Durable, easy-to-clean ceramic glass surface.
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