How to Clean a Gas Range Stove Top

Gas stove tops require regular cleaning to prevent clogged burners, burned-on food and grease buildup. Spills do happen, so wipe off the stove every time you cook to make deep cleaning quicker in the future. Most new gas stoves have sealed burners, which means you don't have to remove them or clean underneath. Cleaning your gas range usually only requires a mild soap or baking soda. Hot water melts the grease, while the baking soda creates an abrasive action on tough stains.

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Clean your gas range stove top regularly to maintain its appearance.

Step 1

Turn off the gas range and wait for it to cool.

Step 2

Fill a sink with hot water and 2 tsp. dish detergent. Take off any removable stove parts, including knobs and burner covers, and place them in the sink. Allow them to soak while cleaning the stove top.

Step 3

Dip a sponge or scrubbing pad into the sink, and wipe over the stove top. Scrub any areas with burned-on food or stains. Rinse the sponge in the sink when necessary. Sprinkle baking soda onto any tough stains and scrub them with a scrubbing pad to loosen and remove them. Use a plastic scraper on the stains if necessary.

Step 4

Rinse the sponge or scrubbing pad in clean water and wipe the stove to remove all traces of soap and residue. Dry it with a clean towel.

Step 5

Wash the removable stove parts with a clean sponge and soapy water. Rinse them well and dry them with a towel.

Step 6

Put all of the stove parts back into place on the gas range.