5 Useful Cooktop Cleaning Tips

Your cooking range is probably the most used and important item in your entire kitchen. That’s why you should clean it regularly to make sure it lasts for a long time with a minimum need for cooktops repair services. Here are some tips by which you can keep your stovetop clean and spotless.

Salt And Baking Soda

A very good cleaning hack for cooktops and stoves, whether they are gas or electric cooktops, is to use baking soda and lemon. It is a natural cleaning combination and it will clean your stove top in ways no other commercial cleaner can.

The cleaning process is easy and you don’t need a lot of things to start. All you really need is a cut up lemon, some baking soda and a clean microfiber cloth. Dip the cut side of the lemon in the baking soda and apply this mixture on the stove top where there are stains and other residue. You can also use this on the stove grills and knobs too.

Alternatively, you can also squeeze the lemon juice in the baking soda and apply that mixture on the stained stove top. Just make sure to work quickly, because the fizzing in baking soda does all the magic. Clean it with a toothbrush or a small hand held brush and use a cloth to wipe the stove down once you’re done.

Use Ammonia

If the gas burners on your stove are getting very dirty and you don’t know how to clean them, here is an amazing way to do just that. Use ammonia as a gas burner cleaner. It will not ruin or damage the burner and it will clean the gas burner like it’s brand new. All you have to do is take out the burner, if it is removable, and put it in a zip lock bag with ammonia and leave it for 8 to 10 hours. After the time is up, clean the burners with a cloth and see how they work. They will perform better and you will see that the flames will burn more brightly.

Soak The Grills

Another cleaning solution for a spotless stove top is by cleaning the grills. The grills can get very dirty and greasy over time and you should clean them every so often. Make a solution with hot water and soap and add some vinegar if you want. Dip your grills in this solution and see the magic happen. The result will be clean and grease free grills which can be used immediately. Just wipe the excess water off them or give them a rinse with cold water and you are good to go.

Clean Regularly

One of the most important things you can do to keep your stove looking clean and make the deep cleaning process a little less time consuming, is to make sure that you are cleaning the stove every day. You don’t want to keep your stove dirty. It will only add more to the work you have to do when it comes time to deep clean the stove top. Try to wipe down the counters of the stove and the burners after cooking something. This will prevent dried food from sticking to the stove top surface. You will see the difference regular cleaning makes when you do it for yourself.

Scrape Off The Dried Food

There might be dried food stuck to the surface of the stove or cooktop. To remove it for good, use a scraper or razor blade to gently scrape off the dried remnants of food from the cooktop surface. Just make sure that you are being gentle with the scraping products because you don’t want to scratch the surface of the cooktop. After the remnants have been scraped off, use a dishwashing cleaner and water to scrub off any remaining stains and then you can finish off the job by cleaning it with a dry cloth.


There you have it! These tips will not only ensure that your cooktop gets clean, but it will also get rid of those pesky stains and dried food. Try these out and see for yourself.  But if your cooktop is malfunctioning or not working, hire appliance repair Northern VA services to have a look at it.

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