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Daily use of an oven and stove can cause the appliance to become dirty and grimy. Food spills and splatters can make your stove top and oven look disgusting and put off an unpleasant odor. Stove tops should be wiped down once a week and spills or splatters should be dealt with as soon as they happen. A thorough cleaning of your stove and oven should be done once a month.
- Cleaning the Stove Burner Grates
- When cooking, it is common to accidentally spill ingredients onto the stove burner grates. When this happens, the heat from the burner will cook the ingredients, making them stick to the burner grates. Cleaning the grates can be done by removing the burner grates from the stove and placing them on top of newspaper. Make sure the burner grates are completely cooled before touching them. Once the grates are placed on the newspaper, use a steel wool pad to scrub the grates, removing as much of the caked-on food as possible. Fill the kitchen sink with warm soapy water and submerge the grates into the water. Allow them to sit for a few hours or overnight. Scrub the burner grates with a clean piece of steel wool until all the cooked food and grim are removed. Rinse the grates and allow to dry.
- Cleaning the Reflector Bowls
- Most gas stoves have reflector bowls located under the burners. The reflector can be removed and soaked in hot, soapy water for 20 minutes. Wipe the reflector bowls down with a sponge saturated in warm, soapy water. Mix a paste of baking soda and water and apply to tough, stuck-on grim. Scrub with a plastic mesh pad until all debris has been removed. Rinse the reflector bowls and allow to dry.
- Cleaning the Stove Tops
- Wipe down the cook top with a damp sponge or cloth. This will typically remove most of the debris. For a sticky or greasy mess, wipe the stove top with a sponge saturated in warm, soapy water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. If there is still grim and built-up stuck on the stove top, lay a soapy cloth over the built-up to loosen the debris for 10 minutes. Rub the area with a sponge or plastic mesh pad to remove the built-up. Rinse and wipe dry.
- Cleaning the Oven Racks
- Remove racks from inside the oven and allow them to soak in the sink. Fill the sink with hot water and add dishwashing liquid. Allow the oven racks to soak for an hour and then wipe down to a cloth or sponge saturated in the soapy water. Rinse and wipe dry.
- Cleaning the Inside of the Oven
- Place a glass bowl filled with 1/2 cup of ammonia in the oven and close the door. Allow the ammonia to sit inside the oven for 24 hours. After the allotted time has passed, wipe the inside of the oven down with a warm, soapy cloth or sponge.
- Cleaning the Control Knobs
- If the knobs come off easily, you can wash them with a warm, soapy cloth. Never soak the knobs as this may cause the markings to come off. If the knobs do not come off, use the tip of a soapy cloth and wipe them down. You can also use cotton swabs saturated in warm, soapy water to clean around the knobs.
Read more: Stove Burner Care | eHow.com