An easy way to clean your stainless steel gas stove
Those gleaming stainless steel gas stoves that one frequently sees in magazines decorating upscale kitchens, have given it a reputation of being a maintenance free surface. The fact is that it’s all about diligent cleaning and preventive maintenance. As long as you clean a stain or that dollop of sauce as soon as it is spilled, the steel surface remains largely stain free.
However, if you procrastinate the task, you will end up with a gas stove that looks spotty, greasy and grimy. Stainless steel is as spotty a surface as some of the others. Does that make it sound like you made a wrong decision? Nah. It’s not that bad.
The good news is that it is ridiculously easy to clean. Today, we are going to share a method by which you can clean your stainless steel gas stoves and restore it to its former glory with a few paper towels and some ingredients that can be sourced from your kitchen itself.
There are three steps in this cleaning method which can be used depending on how severe the stain is.
Boil some water in a kettle or a microwave. Grab a paper towel, set it over the stained portion on the gas stove and pour the hot water on the paper towel. Now let it rest for a while. This is called steam cleaning and is very effective against mild surface stains. In normal cases, this suffices to remove the stain. After a while, use the paper towel and wipe it with the grain of the steel and see if the stain is still visible.
If the stain isn’t removed with steam cleaning, then pour a few drops of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar over the stain. Let it set in for a few minutes. You can use a dish cloth and wipe it with the grain of the steel to see if the stain is dislodged from the surface. If it is, rinse a paper towel with warm water and wipe it away to clean the surface completely.
Lastly, if the above two procedures don’t work, you can use a combination of baking soda with Vinegar which creates a frothy bubbling mixture and is very effective in removing surface stains. Chemically, it is an acid-base reaction that releases carbon dioxide and water. At the same time, it is not corrosive making it an excellent homemade cleansing solution. Take a few teaspoons of baking soda and pour it over the surface stain. Now pour a few drops of vinegar on it. Don’t be alarmed if it starts to bubble. Once that subsides, use a dish cloth to wipe away the mixture. Lastly, clean it with a damp cloth.
You must always ensure that you clean with the grain of the steel. Some extremely stubborn stains may need to be removed with a scrubbing pad to clean the surface completely.
Some homeowners also use salt to clean surface stains. But some types of stainless steel are extremely scratch prone and you may want to test it out on a small inconspicuous portion of the gas stove to see if it gets scratched.
Some tips to efficiently clean a self-cleaning oven
You’ve just gifted yourself a 30-inch double oven and you went on a binge baking spree trying out all the new cake and rib recipes that you were dying to make. And as expected, you are left with an oven that looks like it could take a manual scrub job. However, you oven comes with a self-cleaning function that allows you to keep it working in prime form without getting grease on your elbows.
The caveat is that some experts warn against using the self-cleaning function or using it excessively to be more precise. These self-cleaning cycles run at extreme temperatures and can very well fry the fuse if you overdo it. That makes it sound like a risky thing to try. But if you read the manuals carefully, then there is no reason why you would end up with a damaged oven.
As a rule of thumb, here’s a standard cleaning procedure that is followed while cleaning self-cleaning ovens.
Empty it completely
The first step is to empty the oven completely. Remove any racks and other removable components from the oven. Now rinse these in the sink with water. If there’s too much grease on the racks, you can use an oven cleaner to remove it off the surface. Any foil should be disposed. Now, you can choose to keep the racks in the oven during the cleaning cycle or you can choose to remove it. If you plan to keep it inside the oven then applying some vegetable oil on the racks will restore some of the luster that it had when it was new and shiny. That’s a DIY hack for you.
Activate the self-cleaning cycle
As we said before, the self-cleaning cycle will run at almost 1000 degrees or more for almost three hours. Your oven will be incredibly hot during this time and it is recommended that you do not run this cycle during the day in summers. It will put your air-conditioning system under a lot of pressure. Run it late at night. You will see a lot of smoke as the grime and grease are torched into ash. It is completely normal though.
After the cleaning cycle
Your oven will take a couple of hours to cool down completely. Start off by cleaning the seals and the door of the oven which will be untouched by the self-cleaning mode. Usually, the oven cleaner and a damp cloth are sufficient to remove dirt and debris build up from these parts. But if it doesn’t work, you can always use hydrogen peroxide. Now wipe and remove all the ash inside the oven with a clean cloth.
That’s it. You have just cleaned your self-clean oven.
A self-cleaning oven is not an excuse for skimming regular maintenance. Periodic maintenance if any, can help you reduce all the sputter and smoke that you hear during these self-cleaning cycles and also reduce the frequency in which you use it.
If there are any spills in the oven, wipe it with a cloth and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals and always ensure that you keep the racks clean.
You just swapped out your old rusted stainless steel gas stove and got a ceramic stovetop instead. It looks sleek, stylish and straight out of the latest edition of ‘Elle Decor’. The only thing that you didn’t account for, is how maintenance heavy it would be. The slightest oil spill or a dollop of food that gets burnt with the heat, seems like it’s stuck there forever. And you are at your wits end trying to figure out how to get rid of it.
Well, you are not alone. Thousands of homeowners battle burnt food residue on ceramic gas stoves and realize that the all-powerful glass spray is useless. Using metal scrubbers is beyond the question lest you risk scratching that mirror like surface that you have always cherished.
Thankfully, a few DIY hacks is all that it takes to get your gas stove to look gleaming like you took it out of the box. If you are looking to clean that surface and restore it to its pre-stain glory, then all that you need is a little baking soda and a little Vinegar. These two common kitchen ingredients are pure dynamite against surface stains and come with the added advantage of being non-corrosive and free of toxic chemicals often found in kitchen cleaners.
The DIY cleaning solution
The first thing that you need is baking soda. Now, depending on how deep the stain is or how stubborn the burnt gunk is, you’d want to ensure that you are generous with the sprinkling. Don’t pinch your pennies here. This is as inexpensive as they come. So go ahead and sprinkle it all over the stained area.
Now let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Now take some white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it over the baking soda. You can also pour it directly from the bottle if you do not have a sprayer. But spraying helps you cover more area uniformly. It will start to sizzle and bubble. Don’t be alarmed. That’s completely normal. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes more. If you observe it closely, you will be able to see the gunk getting dissolved.
After 15 minutes, boil some water in a kettle or in a microwave oven. Dip a dish cloth and wipe away the mixture. You will see the stains coming off with the cloth.
Depending on how old the burnt residue is, you may have to scrub really hard. Don’t refrain from putting in a tad extra and getting some elbow grease. It will take a few passes until the surface is clean completely. Also ceramic surfaces will have a cloudy appearance after the baking soda is removed. All that you need to do is keep at it until completely clean again.
It is a common practice to use salt, lemon juice and peroxide also to clean gas stoves. But it is certainly not a recommended method because it increases the risk of causing permanent stains and scratches which will look unsightly on that expensive cooktop. Stick to Vinegar and baking soda. Works all the time like a charm.
Let’s see how to clean a gas range or more precisely where you need to go to check how to clean different kinds of gas ranges.
There are many people out there who want to know what the best method of cleaning gas ranges is. Given you found this article, I suppose you are one of these people. Let’s see what is the most efficient way of cleaning your gas range.
When talking about cleaning a gas range, we should actually talk about the two parts of a gas range that require different cleaning method, as a traditional gas range is composed of two main parts: a cooktop and a gas oven.
I will not be going over what steps to take when cleaning either a cooktop or an oven. If you are interested in details please click the relevant link below that will lead you to the detailed description of how to clean different parts of a gas range depending on their type, the material they are made of etc.
Cooktop – The main types and the specific cleaning method you should be aware of
How to clean stainless steel cooktop
How to clean ceramic cooktop
How to clean induction cooktop
Oven – The main types and the specific cleaning method you should know
How to clean self-cleaning oven
How to clean textured ovens, or continuous cleaning ovens
How to clean regular ovens without any of the above features
That’s it for now. You know what kind of oven and cooking top you have got so check out the links above that fit your needs.
Chances are you would have read our homepage where we listed, compared and briefly reviewed the best gas ranges in the market today. You would then know that we picked the GE PGS950SEFSS as the very best gas range money can buy in 2016. Here, we are going to explore the GE PGS950SEFSS further, going through all its important features as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this GE product.
First, let’s see what are the most important features.
It is a double oven range – both units are gas powered
It has a built-in overhanging cooktop
Self-Clean which is a great feature as it doesn’t need to be cleaned as often as other gas ranges
Oven Interior Dimensions (W x H x D) (in.) 24 x 9-1/2 x 19-1/8 – Upper; 24 x 15 x 20-5/8 – Lower
Overall Depth 29 1/2 in
Overall Height 39 1/4 in
Overall Width 30 in
Depth with Door Open 43 3/4 in
Free 10 years’ warranty on major parts – a good warranty is very important when it comes to buying any expensive devices
Installation type: Slide-in
Oven cooking modes – bottom oven is convection while the upper one is regular
Most parts are made of stainless steel
So we have seen the basic features. Now let’s consider what the major advantages of the PGS950SEFSS are and why you should choose it over other gas ranges in this price bracket. I am sure when you decide to spend over 2000 dollars on anything in your house you want it to look nice and expensive. Although look is subjective, I think we can agree that this gas range looks really good and top of the line among the commercial gas ranges. It is primarily due to the materials used; most of it being made of stainless steel. The touch screen not only looks great but also works very well. If you happen to buy this range, it surely will be a really nice addition to your kitchen and one that all your guests will admire.
It is one of the bigger gas ranges in the market, so make sure there is enough space in your kitchen for it. If you ask me, I would recommend planning your kitchen with a specific gas range already in mind. It will save you a lot of possible trouble, as you wouldn’t want to have your kitchen ready and then choose a gas range that doesn’t fit.
I cannot emphasize the importance of warranty. This model has a 10-year warranty for the major parts, which is pretty good. Also, GE has a great reputation when it comes to the reliability of their ranges. However, as Murphy’s law states, what can go wrong, will go wrong. You have better save yourself from any future troubles and an extended warranty is well worth paying for.
Double oven: two words that if you have never used a double oven range are just words. Otherwise, you know that they make a difference. The two ovens are different in size and cooking modes. The bottom one is convection, the upper one is a regular oven. You can use them to cook different things. The lower one is bigger and is perfect for bulkier food (like turkeys, roasts etc.). The upper oven is the smaller one which you will probably on a more regular basis and for smaller food such as cookies, pizzas, and cakes. No matter which one you use, you surely won’t be disappointed. Food made in any of them will be delicious (of course only if you know what you are doing).
Let’s talk a bit about the cooktop. The GE PGS950SEFSS comes with 4 usual burners plus a big centre burner. That centre burner is amazing. It is huge and its heat quality is perfect for cooking anything. If you cook a lot like I do, believe me, it is worth buying this gas range just because of the cooktop. It is really that good. The centre “super burner” cooks everything perfectly and then simmers it to perfection. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You don’t believe me? Go and check what owners have to say about it.
Even though this is a great product overall, it does have some weak points. Owners have complained that the cooktop gets dirty very easily which means that you should be ready to wipe it off quite frequently. Where is the Self-Clean feature of the oven? Honestly, I don’t think this a big disadvantage, as it is normal that the cooktop will get dirty with frequent use.
Another thing people have complained about is that it scratches fairly easily especially the front of the range. So keep in mind that it is a beautiful product but if you want it to remain like that, you need to take good care of it.
The GE gas ranges are famous for being very reliable. However, when it comes to the company itself, there are some issues. People have complained about not getting the desired attention from the company when there were any kinds of issues with their products. I always read customer complaints with reservations as I know that people who complain a lot tend to overreact. However, when you make your purchase decision, do keep in your mind that GE is not the best when it comes to consumer care.
Let’s talk money. Depending on where you buy this product, it will cost anywhere between 2000 and 2500 dollars. It is actually available on Amazon.com, click here to check how much exactly it costs there. Certainly, it is not affordable to everyone. However, quality doesn’t come cheap. Think about it this way: People spend hundreds of dollars on smartphones. Smartphones that they will throw away after 2-3 years and buy a new one. When you buy a gas range you will be using it for a long time, in ideal case for decades. Actually, it is not too expensive, is it?
There is a proper reason why we have chosen the GE PGS950SEFSS Profile 30″ Stainless Steel Gas Slide-In Sealed Burner Double Oven Range as the best gas range in 2016. It looks great and it does its job very well too. It is made of high quality materials that will last long if you take care of it. If you decide to buy it, there is no doubt that it will be the highlight of your kitchen due to its appearance. Despite some minor disadvantages, we definitely recommend buying it in case you have 2-2.5 thousand dollars to spend on a gas range. Can you buy a better one? Sure! Are you ready to spend thousands of dollars more on it? This is something you have to decide. When it comes to this price range, the PGS950SEFSS simply has no competitor worth mentioning.
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