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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Gas cooktops are a different monster than smooth electric ones. But you can still take care of big messes with simple supplies.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Here's what you'll need:

  • Paper towels or lint-free cleaning cloths
  • A big bowl or bucket
  • Dish soap
  • Dish gloves
  • A gentle scrubber
  • A spray bottle of water
  • A toothbrush
  • Glass cleaner
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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Make sure your cooktop is cool to the touch.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Remove the grates that cover the burners. Check your cooktop manual to see if your grates are dishwasher safe; if so, clean them in there. Otherwise, wash them in hot, soapy water, rinse and let them dry completely.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Newer gas cooktops have caps over the burners. Remove them, wash them in hot, soapy water, rinse and let them dry completely.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Use a paper towel or cloth to wipe away any stray crumbs from the cooktop. If food is stuck around the burners' ignition, use a toothbrush to gently clear away any blockages. 

Squeeze a generous amount of dish soap into a big bowl or bucket, and fill it with hot water. Put on your dish gloves, dip your scrubber in the water and clean the cooktop surface. Make sure you're careful around the burners. 

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Give your burner knobs a good wipe down, too. Many are removable, which makes it easier to clean them.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Spray the surface down with clean water, and wipe it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

Use a glass cleaner and paper towel or cloth to wipe down the control panel.

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Gas cooktops

Supplies

Safety first, folks

Clean the grates

Burner caps

Now, on to the cooktop

Burner knobs

A good rinse

The control panel

Finally...

After everything's dry, replace the burner caps and grates.

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