This month we're talking about cleaning your appliances. Specifically, this week, we're talking about your stove. There are two kinds of stoves. You have a gas stove and you have an electric stove, and there's some important things you need to know about each one.
If you have a gas stove, remember that you need to wipe it down daily, scrub it weekly, and deep clean it monthly. And if you're looking for a cleaning agent, one that's not too abrasive is a combination of vinegar and dish liquid. Never use comet on your appliance. Okay, even if you have some down and dirty crud that you're trying to get off of there, a comet is not the thing to use. That's for your bathroom.
One of the things you want to do after you clean your stove on the top, is you want to take that cap off of your gas burner and that if you turn it upside down, you'll see some grooves in it. You want to make sure those grooves are free of debris because that's how your gas gets distributed so that you have an even flame. So that's about how you clean the top of your gas stove.
Now, if you have a flat top electric stove, you can use the same solution to clean the top of your stove. And then with regard to whether you have a gas stove or an electric stove, you still need to clean the inside. Now, the good news for most of us is that we have self-cleaning ovens so we can use that feature to do the heavy lifting, and then all we have to do is get inside of there again with your vinegar and dish liquid solution and wipe it down once it's kind of become crumbly and easy to move off of there.
Of particular interest is the door. That glass door on the front of your oven. Have you ever noticed that that thing has goop inside of it and you wonder how did it get in there, and how in the world do you get it out? Well, if you go to the internet and Google your stove, you'll find out that if you open your door, there are typically some clips or some other mechanisms for you to release the hinges and then you can take the door off of the stove completely, and then you can use a ruler with a very soft dish towel or you can buy an actual brush that's designed to clean the inside. But there is an opening on the bottom of your oven door that allows you to get inside those two glass planes and clean it up.
There are tons and tons of how to’s online and on YouTube, specific to your particular stove and for stoves in general. Whether you have gas or whether you have electric. And you can find lots of great information on how to clean that appliance. And it's important to do that because it helps your appliance to operate more efficiently, to last longer, and it probably even makes your food taste better if you have a clean oven.
Hopefully you found this information helpful. If you need help finding information online or have other questions, please reach out to me, I am your resource for anything home and real estate related.