Best Way To Clean a Stove

Let’s face it, your stove is about the most useful kitchen appliance you could ever own, (although I’m a might partial to the dishwasher myself), and you want to keep it in good condition so that you don’t need to worry about it breaking down and forcing you to call the nice people at AABCO to request an appliance repair stove appointment. So what’s the best way to keep the appliance repair technician at bay? Why cleaning your stove on a regular basis of course!How To Clean A Stove

A Clean Stove is a Happy Stove
After each and every use you should always wipe the stove down with a soft cloth or a wet sponge. Make sure that the burners have been allowed to cool down completely before you start your cleaning. You don’t want to burn yourself! The next time you go to make dinner you’ll be thankful you remembered to clean after each use. If you allow the gunk from cooking to build up, the next time you go to clean the stove it will take you a lot of time and elbow-grease to remove it, and let’s face it, no one likes to cook on a dirty stove.

Scrub with a soft cloth or sponge
When you clean your stove make sure that you use a sponge or soft cloth so that you don’t scratch the finish on your appliance. Scratching the finish causes rust to form where the bare metal has been exposed. If you encounter a stubborn patch of grease or baked on food, try using a commercial cleaner and letting the patch soak for a while before scrubbing again. Always make sure that you have adequate ventilation when using any sort of chemical to clean your stove.

Don’t Forget The Oven
For the stove top and the burners your normal dish soap is probably sufficient, but for the interior of the oven you will most likely need a commercial cleaner. Be sure to follow the directions on the can and maintain adequate ventilation when using any cleaner. Most stoves should be wiped down after every use and the oven cleaned once a month to maintain their just-like-new appearance.

Keeping your stove clean and maintained properly will save you a lot of time and money in the long-run.

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