It’s impossible to keep your gas range shiny and grease free at all times.
Food and oil splatter onto the surface of your range virtually every time you use a skillet or sauce pan. Before you know it, the grease buildup is visible and, well, a little gross.
So, how are you supposed to tackle this mess?
Fortunately, deep-cleaning your gas range doesn’t have to be an intimidating project. Below, we’re going to outline the basic tools and steps involved in scrubbing and de-greasing a gas range. You might want to bookmark this for later!
What You’ll Need to Deep-Clean Your Gas Range
- Nontoxic degreasing agent (Simple Green is our preferred one)
- Nylon scrub brush (medium stiffness) or toothbrush
- Non-scratch scouring pad (Scotch-Brite makes a good one)
- Paper towels
- Glass cleaner
- Razor blade
- Magic Eraser
Step-by-Step Guide for Deep-Cleaning Your Gas Range
- Make sure all control knobs are in the “off” position. (Optional: If you have removable knobs, take them off so you don’t bump them and accidentally turn on your range while cleaning.)
- If you recently cooked, let burners and grates cool down completely.
- Remove grates, burner caps, and burners. Set aside.
- Place grates in the sink and saturate with your degreaser. Let soak for 20 minutes.
- While grates soak, tackle the stovetop:
- First, wipe up any loose food particles.
- Then, heavily spray the surface with degreaser and let it sit for a few minutes so it can break down all that greasy residue.
- Take the non-scratch scouring pad and loosen up big chunks of grime and gunk.
- Use paper towels to wipe away the grime and gunk.
- Repeat this process until there’s no longer any visible mess on your paper towels.
- Optional: If there are a few spots where the gunk is so baked on that it won’t come off with the scouring pad, use a nylon scrub brush or toothbrush with additional degreaser. You might even need to use a razor blade if the mess is especially stubborn.
- Spray surface with glass cleaner and wipe away the Magic Eraser, leaving a spotless finish.
Now you’re done!