Depending on what type of cooktop you have – gas, electric, glass top, etc. – your cleaning style will vary. Gas cooktops have an open flame, allowing the grates and other parts of the cooktop to get dirty during everyday use. Glass cooktops keep everything in, but sometimes stains can appear on the glass. What is a homeowner to do?!
Appliance Rescue Service not only does appliance repair in Dallas, but our team wants to equip you with ideas to better maintain your appliances as well. Here are a few cleaning tips for your cooktop:
Gas cooktops are oh so much fun to cook on, but not very fun to clean. Even cleaning along the way – before gunk gets stuck – is not always feasible.
· When you’re ready for a deep clean, remove the grates and burner caps and place them in a sink full of hot water with dish soap. The dish soap will work to dissolve the grease and grime that has built up on the grates overtime.
· Next, use a paper towel to remove any loose crumbs on the cooktop, then spray it all down with stainless steel cleaner (if you have a stainless gas cooktop) or half vinegar/half water if you have ceramic. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it off.
· Use an old toothbrush to scrub off any hard stains.
· One completed, rinse the grates and burner caps, replace on the cooktop, and voila – a sparkling clean cooktop!
Glass Electric Cooktop
Glass cooktops seem like they are easier to clean – and in general they are – but when you get a ring on the glass from a hot object being on there too long, it can be hard to remove.
· We suggest first rubbing the stain with a silicone spatula. The silicone won’t scratch the glass, and may help to loosen the stain.
· Next, make a paste by mixing 4 tablespoons of baking soda with a little water and rub that on the stain.
· Place a warm, wet rag on top for 30 minutes, then wipe clean.
· Repeat if the stain persists.
Happy cleaning, and if you ever need cooktop repair in Dallas, call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service!