Stove top cleaners designed for gas stoves are used by spraying the cleaner onto the surface of the stove top after the griddle and grates have been removed. The cleaner should completely soak the surface -as directed on the product label- and wiped down with a damp cloth.
If the gas stove top has excess grease, grime and food particles, it may be necessary to scrape the debris with a silicone spatula before using the commercial cleaner. Metal scrapers should not be used, as they can leave scratches on the top of the range.
Griddles and grates removed from the stove top can also be cleaned with commercial cleaners by spraying the cleaner directly onto the burners and soaking the grates in dish soap and warm water for a few hours. Tough stains and residue may need to be scrubbed from the grates with a sponge or wet cloth.
Natural products can also be used to clean a gas range top and grates. Home owners can combine one part water with two parts baking soda to create a paste that is applied to the surface. The paste should settle for a few hours, when it can be wiped down with a wet cloth and dried thoroughly with a paper towel or dry micro-fiber cloth.