An electric gas is a modern stove variant which cooks food without using a flame. This gas variant is better at maintaining low heat. It makes cooking a breeze. Follow this guide to know how to clean your electric stovetop.
Why Is It Important to Clean Electric Stove Top?
Nothing beats an electric stove top for their sleek appearance and and seamless style. Wiping its glass surface after each use ensures a clean look. The burners of a glass electric stovetop have many nooks and crannies, which attract a lot of dirt. Though the burners are known for self-cleaning, you may still need to put in manual efforts to deep clean them once in a while. Through spills and slips, food particles get accumulated around the corners and become stubborn over time. Thus, we suggest you to clean it on a timely basis to keep it looking its best. But, it is also important to clean it safely because if harsh cleaning pads and products are used, your electric gas stove could get damaged.
While cleaning your electric stovetop might seem like a time-consuming task, it is not. We have a systematic step-by-step method to help you clean it like a pro.
Ingredients to keep handy:
a) Lint-free cloth
b) Dishwashing liquid
c) Rag or cloth
d) Baking soda
f) Dry towel
Part 1: Pre-Treating Your Stove
Step 1: Wipe Your Stove
Begin with your cleaning process only once the burners are cool. Lightly moisten a soft cotton cloth or a lint-free cloth with water and wipe your stovetop clean. Cover all the sides of the coils.
Step 2: Clean the Burners
Once you have cleaned the stove top, start cleaning the burners. You can simply turn on the burners and increase the flame to its highest capacity. The flame will burn up the dirt left in and around them. You will see the smoke rising up from the burners. This means it has cleared most of the dirt. Now turn off the flame. Some hard, caked on dirt will not get removed, and thus, deep cleaning will be needed. For more information, read our article on How to Clean Your Gas Stove Burners.
Step 3: Remove the Burners
To avoid burns, remember not to touch the burners as soon as you turn them off. Allow them to cool down completely, and then remove them. If you are unsure of how to remove it, it’s best to refer to the product manual and follow the guidelines.
Part 2: Cleaning Your Stove
Step 1: Make a Solution
Make a solution comprising 2-3 cups of water and 2-3 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in a bowl. Our preferred choice is Vim Dishwash Gel, which is easily available in the market. Check the pack to understand correct usage instructions.
Step 2: Remove the Detachable Parts
Remove any parts, like the burners, which can be detached. Wash these separately under water and using a dishwashing liquid.
Step 3: Scrub
Scrub the burners with a cloth dampened in the water and soap solution. Make sure you do not soak the cloth with the soapy solution. Instead, dip the cloth in the solution and squeeze to remove any excess water. Then gently wipe your electric stove.
Step 4: Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is effective when it comes to breaking up stubborn build-up. Take a small bowl or cup. Mix ½ cup of baking soda and 3-4 tbsp. of water. Mix well to form a thick paste. Apply this paste directly on the dirty burners.
Step 5: Let it Rest
After applying the paste on your stove, you need to let it sit on the surface for some time for it to be effective. Let the paste rest for about 20 minutes.
Step 6: Wipe the Paste Away
After 20 minutes, remove the paste by wiping it away with a damp, clean, lint-free cloth. Keep rinsing this cloth and wiping again until all the paste has been removed.
Step 7: Reassemble the Detachable Parts
Reassemble your burners into their positions on the stove. Wipe all surfaces of your stovetop using a dry towel. Run each burner to verify you have installed each one correctly, then use your clean stovetop as you please
Part 3: Maintaining Your Stove
Wipe up any mess as it occurs. Every time your cooktop cools down, you should wipe it with a clean lint-free cloth. This will keep your stove clean and well maintained. It also helps to prevent heavy build-up that can be time-consuming to remove.
Spills and spatter will always end up on your stove, even if you wipe daily. The build-up on the surfaces of your stovetop can get difficult to clean if left for too long. It would be best if you made a once a month deep-cleaning schedule.
There you go! These simple methods will ensure you always have a clean, well-maintained electric stove. So, simply follow this guide and enjoy cooking your favourite dishes with no worries.