How Do You Clean a Gas Stovetop?


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To clean a gas stovetop, remove the grates and knobs. Spray the grates with oven cleaner, and wash them in hot, soapy water, along with the knobs. Clear the fuel ports of any blockages, wipe the surface clean with a damp sponge, and return the removable parts to the stovetop.

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  1. Remove the grates and knobs

    Remove the grates and knobs from the stovetop. Also remove any other removable parts, such as a griddle.

  2. Clean the grates with oven cleaner

    Place the grates on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Spray oven cleaner on both sides of the grate to help remove built-up residue, then let it sit for several hours or overnight.

  3. Wash the grates and knobs

    Wash the grates, knobs and other removable parts with hot water and liquid dish soap. Use a scouring pad if necessary on noncoated grates to help remove stuck-on residue. Dry each part thoroughly.

  4. Clear the fuel ports

    Swipe a pin or paper clip through the fuel ports to clear any blockages.

  5. Remove buildup from the stovetop

    Put a cloth soaked in hot water over any stuck-on spills or built-up residue on the surface for several minutes. Wipe off the loosened residue with a rubber pan scraper.

  6. Wipe and dry the surface

    Wipe off the surface with a damp sponge, and dry with a cotton or microfiber cloth. Return the grates, knobs and other removable parts to their proper places on the stovetop.

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