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
Hopefully you found this
information helpful. If you need help finding information online or have other questions,
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