Want a shiny stove top and clean oven without breaking a sweat?
Below are some simple steps by Power Steam Cleaning:
1. Clean the cooktop: There will be some grime and you’ll be working with hot water, so put on rubber gloves to start. For a gas range, remove burner caps, grates, and control knobs, and put them in your sink filled with very hot water and dish soap. Whist these are soaking, dip a scrubbing sponge into the sink water, wring, and go over the stovetop, paying special attention to any stuck-on stains around the burners. Rinse with clean water; let dry. move over to the sink and wipe down each item with your sponge. Rinse and dry the parts; reassemble the cooktop. For a coil electric stovetop, do this soaking method with the drip pans and knobs but not the burners, which shouldn’t be submerged (and are self-cleaning). For a smooth electric stovetop, clean the surface with a nonabrasive scrubbing pad and a liquid cooktop cleaner. Finally, dip a sponge in hot soapy water, wring well, and wipe the controls. Rinse and let dry.
2. Clean oven spills: Burned-on blobs welded to the bottom of your oven can give off odors and smoke. If you have time to run a self-cleaning cycle — even a short two-hour one — it’s your best bet (and you can go do something else while it works). If not, just focus on the worst stains. Use a metal spatula and gently chip off any loose pieces and with some luck this alone may do the trick. If it doesn’t, liberally spritz with full-strength ammonia from a spray bottle. Leave it for a minimum of five minutes, then sprinkle on enough baking soda to completely cover the stain; add just a few drops of white vinegar. Let it bubble for a couple of minutes, then rub away the grime with a scrub sponge. Rinse with a clean, wet, regular sponge.
3. Clean up the glass: To soften any baked-on film, spray the inside of the window with the same full-strength ammonia; let it soak. After a couple minutes, rub down the glass with a nonabrasive scrubbing pad. Rinse with a wet sponge, and dry with a paper towel or microfiber cloth. Spray the outside of the glass and wipe as well.
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