The hob is one of the cookware many people choose right now because of how simple and elegant it looks.
The good thing about this stove or built-in hob is that this types of gas stoves is attached to a table or cabinet in the kitchen and runs on gas or electricity.
Most of the time, these stoves are built into the cabinet so that only the top of the stove shows. This cooktop will make a kitchen look cleaner, making it an excellent choice for a minimalist kitchen design.
But it turns out that many people don’t know how to clean a cooktop properly. As everyone knows, the hob is hard to take apart if it gets dirty.
Then, how do you clean the stovetop, so it doesn’t get broken? Here are some ways to do it:
1. Remove the Regulator or Socket and Stovetop
Before cleaning, ensure the fire is out, and the stove is cold. The next step is to remove the regulator or plug to unplug the cooktop from the power source.
If so, take the stoves out and clean them. Because it is often near fire and oil, the furnace is the part that gets dirty the fastest. This is why the furnace turns black and sticky so quickly.
Even so, it’s not hard to clean the stovetop. It is all it takes to scrub them with a sponge, a brush, and dish soap. You can do this by sprinkling a mixture of baking soda and lemon water on dirt that is hard to clean, then waiting a few minutes for the dirt to come off.
Please note that a dirty stove could cause a weak flame on gas stove. Because of this, it is essential to keep the stove clean at all times, especially after you are done cooking.
2. Clean Stainless Steel and Glass Parts
The body of the hob is usually made of stainless steel. But some people use strong, heat-resistant glass or tempered glass.
You can clean a stainless steel cooktop by using a cleaning liquid that has anti-rust in it. Not only that, but you can also use stainless powder to clean stainless steel cooktops.
Rub it gently with a clean cloth or cloth until all the dirt is gone. As for the glass cooktop, a damp cloth can be used to clean it.
Make sure the cloth is clean and made of a soft material. Scrub the stove gently until all the dirt and stains are gone.
Don’t use chemical liquids that can hurt the glass’s surface layer.
3. Stove Burner Parts Brush
The burner is a round piece in the furnace’s middle with small holes all around it. This is where the fire comes out.
Like stoves, burners get dirty quickly and need to be cleaned often so the stove fire can burn well.
The stove burner is very easy to clean. First, ensure the burner is cold, then take it off the stove. Make a paste out of baking soda and water to clean the burner.
Cover the whole surface of the burner with the paste, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then, use a brush to clean the burner until the dirt is gone.
Use an old toothbrush to get into the tight spots. Once the burner is clean, use a clean cloth to dry it. Ensure the burner is dry, so mold doesn’t grow on it.
4. Reassemble Components
If all of the stove’s parts are clean, the next step is to put them back together, starting with the burner, furnace, and ending with the regulator or socket. Make sure that the regulator is set up correctly on the gas stove.
If there is no hissing sound, the gas from the cylinder is out, then the regulator is set up correctly. If you hear a sound, unplug the regulator right away and plug it back in until the hissing sound stops.
In addition to the things listed above, there are a few things you shouldn’t do when cleaning the cooktop. For example, you shouldn’t use sharp objects to get rid of the crust on the stove’s surface.
To keep the scale from building up on the stove, it’s best to clean it right after cooking. Using the above methods, you can make the stove look brand new and last longer.