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What are the steps to clean a gas stove?

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To clean a gas stove, remove griddles and grates, spray them with an oven cleaner, and allow the parts to sit for a few hours. Remove spills on the stovetop by soaking a cloth in hot water and placing the cloth over the spilled area or using a rubber scraper.

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The primary exterior of the gas stovetop can be wiped down with a damp sponge or cloth. Homeowners should avoid using sponges or cloths that are soaked because excess water can cause damage to the igniter. If the fuel ports have blockages of grease or food particles, a pin or paper clip can be used to draw out the debris. Once spills or stains have been removed, the stovetop can be wiped down with a dry cloth to rub out streaks.

Knobs should be removed from the stove and soaked in a mixture of dishwashing liquid and warm water. A thorough drying with a clean cloth is recommended before re-attaching the knobs to the stove top. After the griddles and grates have absorbed the oven cleaner for a few hours, homeowners can scrub the parts with a mixture of dishwashing liquid and warm water to remove tough build up. The grates and griddles should be completely dry before they are placed back on the stove.

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