Marathon cooking sessions can leave your gas cooktop pretty gross, but cleaning a gas cooktop isn't as easy as just wiping down the surface.
Here's how to safely and effectively clean your gas cooktop.
First, you'll need to gather your equipment You'll need paper towels or cleaning cloths, a big bowl or bucket, dish soap, dish gloves, a gentle scrubber, a spray bottle of water, a toothbrush, and a glass cleaner.
First thing you should do is make sure your cooktop is cool.
Then, remove the grates that cover the burners.
Check your cooktop manual to see if the grates are dishwasher safe.
If you're not sure, wash them in hot soapy water, rinse, and let them dry completely.
Newer gas cooktop models have caps over the burners.
You can also wash them in hot soapy water, rinse them, and let them dry thoroughly.
Use a paper towel or cloth to wipe away any stray crumbs.
Then squeeze a generous amount of dish soap into a big bowl or bucket and fill it with hot water.
Next, put on your dish gloves, dip your scrubber in the water and clean the cooktop surface.
Make sure you're careful around the burner Then spray the surface down with clean water and wipe the drier with the clean cloth or paper towel.
Now, we are going to take a look at the burners.
If food is stuck around the burner's ignition, use a toothbrush to clearly clean away any blockages.
If your control panel is also covered in gunk, use a glass cleaner and paper towel or cloth to wipe away the mess And don't forget to wipe down your burner knobs, as well.
After everything's dry, replace the burner caps and grates.
To make cleaning your gas cook top easier for the next time, give the surface a good wipe down after every time you cook on it.
It will save you some time and energy for your next deep clean.