Stove Top Cleaning Tips from Maid Service Professionals

Stove Top Cleaning Tips from Maid Service Professionals

Stove tops are like magnets for burnt on grease, grime, and gunk. So it’s no wonder that the maid service professionals at Maid Right® are often called to clean glass, coil burner, and gas stove tops. Over the years, our cleaners have helped come up with some great stove top cleaning tips to help save your stove tops from the horrors of grease and gunk build-up.

Of course, sometimes homeowners need to clean those stop tops between visits from our maid service professionals. While it takes a little bit of elbow grease, you can get your oven looking near-new using household cleaning products, or even everyday materials like baking soda.

Below, our maid service experts detail what products you can use to get your stove top clean and give tips on how to clean different kinds of stove tops.

Choosing Stove Top Cleaning Products

There are three common kinds of cleaning products used for stove tops: household products, commercial cleaning products, and green cleaning products. Here are the basic pros and cons of each:

  • Household Cleaning Products. Common household items like baking soda, white vinegar, and lemon juice work well as cleaning agents. They are inexpensive and eco-friendly, but often require a little more elbow grease.
  • Commercial Cleaning Products. These are specialized chemical cleaners made specifically for cleaning away grease and gunk. They take less work on your part, but often cost more and have a poor effect on the environment.
  • Green Cleaning Products.Green cleaning products deliver comparable cleaning power to commercial cleaning products while being fully eco-friendly. Their only drawback is that they sometimes cost a little more than traditional commercial cleaners.

Glass Stove Top Cleaning Tips

Our maid service professionals know that there is no stove top easier to clean than an electric range with a glass top. Thanks to the smooth surface offered by glass stove tops, grease and gunk are easier to access and wipe off than on stove tops that use coils or gas ranges.

For cleaning a glass stove top, our maid service professionals recommend:

  1. Use a sponge with soapy water to wipe down your range.
  2. Apply your cleaning product of choice to any burnt-on grease/gunk.
  3. Allow the product to sit so that it works on the grease/gunk.
  4. Scrub away any grease/gunk and use a plastic scraper to remove stuck-on grime.
  5. Wipe the range clean with a damp rag or paper towel.

Electric Coil Stove Top Cleaning Tips

Cleaning a stove top that uses electric coils takes a little more time and effort than a glass range. One way that you can make this process much easier on yourself is by using disposable aluminum grease traps underneath your burners, which you can periodically replace, instead of having to deep-clean your permanent traps.

For cleaning an electric coil stove top, our maid service experts suggest:

  1. Remove the coil burners from your stovetop by sliding them out from their outlets.
  2. Discard old aluminum grease traps (if any).
  3. Remove permanent grease traps from your stove.
  4. Wash burners and grease traps in warm soapy water in your sink. Wipe down the rest of the stovetop with warm soapy water and a sponge.
  5. Apply your product of choice to any burnt-on grease/gunk.
  6. Allow the product to sit so that it works on the grease/gunk.
  7. Scrub away any grease/gunk and use a plastic scraper to remove stuck-on grime.
  8. Rinse burners and grease traps to remove any excess cleaner. Wipe down the stovetop with a clean damp rag or paper towel.
  9. Wait for the burners and grease traps to dry completely before reassembly.
  10. Install permanent grease traps and fresh aluminum grease traps (if any). Plug burners back into their outlets.

Gas Stove Top Cleaning Tips

While many homeowners swear by gas stoves, any maid service professional can tell you that they require more intensive cleaning than most electric stoves. That’s simply because they tend to have more parts that need disassembling and cleaning. Also, gas burners are more intricate than coils, so they can take more time to clean.

For cleaning a gas stove top, our maid service professionals suggest:

  1. Disassemble each burner for your stove top, removing the burner ring and the burner itself.
  2. Wash both burner rings and burners in warm, soapy water. Do the same to your stove top with a dampened sponge. Avoid getting water in the burner outlets.
  3. Apply your product of choice to any burnt-on grease/gunk.
  4. Allow the product to sit so that it works on the grease/gunk.
  5. Scrub away any grease/gunk and use a plastic scraper to remove stuck-on grime.
  6. Use a stiff piece of wire or a pin to get gunk out of tight areas or holes in your burners.
  7. Rinse burners and burner rings with water to remove excess cleaner. Wipe down your stovetop with a damp rag or towel.
  8. Wait for your burners and burner rings to dry completely before reassembly.
  9. Once dry, reinstall your stove’s burners and burner rings.

Maid services from your local Maid Right can help you keep your stove top clean to avoid grease, grime, and gunk. Many of our offices also offer deep cleaning maid services. For a maid service estimate from your local office, click here or call (855) 624-3744 today.

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