Deep cleaning is a thorough process. In a deep cleaning, you have to take out ample time to thoroughly clean out the affected areas including the intricate parts and areas that have been longed overlooked by you.
How To Deep Clean Electric Stove Top
Deep cleaning isn’t something that you should do in a hurry especially as it concerns your stove top.
You can take out time on your weekends, and get to clean your stove.
When To Deep Clean an Electric stove top?
Have you been perceiving those burnt, and smoky smells in your kitchen just around your stove area lately?
What about your food? The one you cooked recently? Did you happen to perceive any smoky fume when you ate it?
If you did, then that means your stove top needs to be deep cleaned.
Just in case you didn’t notice these odors, then you need to genuinely look into your stove.
Check the burner area including the ring or edge that holds the burner top. What color is it? Brownish gold? If it is brown or brownish-gold, then it needs to be thoroughly deep cleaned.
What do you need?
You need a lot of cleaning agents and tools because you will be going all the way to the intricate parts that need to be sensitively cleaned with the right tools and with the right amount of water.
But before you clean, be sure about the making or the type of your electric stove because not all electric stove embraces much water while deep cleaning.
Some of them don’t welcome water while some do.
You will need;
- Soft Scrubbing sponge
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Fume-free spray
- Mild liquid dish soap
- Paper towels/kitchen towel
- Warm water
What if your electric stove top is water-resistant?
Well, if your electric stove top is water-resistant, then you need to clean with only a damp kitchen towel.
Meanwhile, the fact that your stove top welcomes water doesn’t mean that you should bombard your stove top with a lot of water.
Every appliance that you know, doesn’t have the capacity to work well when it has been doused with a lot of water.
Your stove top will be a total wreck if you do not limit the amount of water you use to clean it.
If you want to deep clean, turn off your electric stove and allow it to cool.
Then, get to work by pouring baking soda into a small bowl, then add some white vinegar to it to form a pasty mixture. Once this is done,
Next, apply the baking soda mixture over the stove top. Apply it gently over the edges, the rings, the grates, but don’t apply it on the burner.
Only soak the burner in a bowl of warm water and allow it to be submerged by the water.
Allow the baking soda mixture to soak the stovetop for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, grab your soft scrubbing sponge and begin to scrub the surface until it is clean.
But the surface may not be entirely clean. This is because your stovetop has been left for a while and the color has probably worn out.
Make another pasty mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. Then coat the stove top with it and allow it to sit longer for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, spray the mixture with vinegar again and add a few squirts of mild liquid dish soap.
Next, grab your scraper and begin to scrub the surface of the stove top applying less pressure. Scrub thoroughly until all the dirt is out.
Next, once the dirt is out, soak your kitchen towel in warm water and begin to wipe the stove top until it is clean and free from soapiness.
Then get your paper towel and wet it with some white vinegar. This is the last process.
Rub the paper towel on the surface. Do it in an up and down motion until every area has been touched.
You will notice that your stove top is sparkling clean.
For the soaked grates and rings, scrub using the soft scrubbing sponge.
Then rinse with warm water. and allow it to air dry. Scrub the burner with the soft sponge too and all the dirt will come out. rinse thoroughly and towel to dry.
Fix all the equipment back in their position. Now, you can see how clean your electric stove is.
To clean the underside of the electric stove
You can make use of a glass cooktop spray or a fume-free spray to spray the underside of the stove top.
Raise the stove top, and spray using any of the sprays you choose.
After that, you can now leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes.
After that, get a soft foam or your soft sponge and begin to rub the underside.
Clean with a wet kitchen towel and bring down the underside.
Can you use Household Ammonia?
You can use household ammonia but not in all cases. Household ammonia removes stubborn stains from burner tops and grates for some electric stove brands.
However, if you use it for some electric stove top, it may end up damaging the stove top.
So it is best to use the other cleaning agents instead.
However just in case, you want to use it for your grates and burner tops, get a leather bag and put the grates in each of them.
Pour some little quantity of household ammonia into each leather bag and tie them.
Allow it to sit for half an hour.
Then wear a leather glove, when you want to untie the leather bags.
After this, remove the grates and burner top.
You will observe that the fume of the ammonia has torn down every dirt and grime on the grates.
You can now submerge them in a bowl filled with warm soapy water then, wash them immediately, and towel them to dry.
Finally, deep cleaning isn’t so much stress. But it is so much stress when you keep having a dirty electric stove top in your beautiful kitchen.