How to Clean a Cooktop: A Quick Guide for Busy People

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If you have a cooktop, the chances are that you went through a long process in acquiring it—from trying to look for the best cooktops in 2021 to purchasing and having to set it up in your house. But that’s just half the battle—you also need to know how you can effectively clean your cooktop.

This post will walk you through various ways to make sure your cooktops are always clean and decent. So without further ado, let’s get started.

How Do I Clean My Glass Cooktop? 

Dirty glass cooktops not only look awful but also reduce the functionality of a cooktop. Using scrapers is one of the most effective ways to clean your glass cooktop. This is because scrapers can remove stubborn buildups and hard to clean dirt substances.

Immersing the obstinate area in water is a good way of making the area softer and easy to clean. Next, use a scraper to remove the dirt. Please do it slowly and carefully, holding the blade at an angle of between 30 to 40 degrees to minimise breakages. 

Alternatively, spray the cooktop with vinegar and bountifully moisten it with sodium bicarbonate. Next, wet a towel with warm water and allow it to settle for up to 15 minutes. Once the time has elapsed, wipe with a clean piece of cloth—rinse and repeat the process. 

How Do I Clean a Gas Cooktop? 

Gas cooktops are the most popular cooktops and can be found globally. Today, you can find gas cooktops in a variety of burner sizes and shapes. For example, we have a couple of gas cooktop sizes, which you can check from our store here

Cleaning your cooktop regularly can be challenging and time-consuming, but the wipe and go method, which is also suitable for glass cooktops, is still pretty straightforward. 

All you have to do is get a damp piece of cloth and wipe the cooktop surface gently, ensuring you’re not damaging it. However, make sure that your cooktop is cool before you start cleaning its surface with the damp cloth—otherwise, you’ll get burned. 

 

How Do I Clean Cooktop Burners

The frequency of cleaning your cooktop burner depends on how often you use them and emits’ flame colour. Stove burners are complex and differ from one model to another. While you should always check the manufacturer’s instructions, two sure-fire ways of cleaning your stove burners are using vinegar and baking soda.

Vinegar is best when removing tough stains on stove burners, such as grease. First, clean your stove burner, allow it to cool then remove the caps and heads. Use a potholder if the head and cap are still hot. Use a damp cloth to soak the spills on your stove burner, then use a non-abrasive scraper, such as a soft sponge, to remove the residues. Rinse with clean water to ensure it’s sparkling clean. 

 

How Do I Clean Cooktop Grates

Grates can make cleaning your cooktops a downright frustrating process. Food particles, grease or oil, can spill on your cooktop and build up over time. Run your grates in the dishwasher if it’s indicated safe in the manufacturer manual. 

If the stains result from cooked foods, it would be best to run your grates in soapy or warm water. There are different types of soap you can use, but ensure the soap you use doesn’t negatively affect your cooktop burners. 

If the spills aren’t too difficult to clean, use a scouring pad. If your grates are seriously coated, the best thing to do is to use a sponge. If you aren’t sure which sponge to use, please refer to the user manual to make sure you use the correct sponge.

Want to Know More About New Cooktops? 

If you want a new cooktop or want to replace one that’s worn out, please check out our store for some of the best stovetops available at an affordable price. We deliver across Melbourne, so you can place your order and leave the delivery to us.