The stainless steel stove, as well as refrigerators made of this material, has been gaining more and more people and being the first choice when it comes to assembling the kitchen of the house. The stainless steel appliance gives an exquisite touch to the environment, not to mention that it disguises dirt better when compared to white stoves.
But that does not mean that you can neglect cleaning and leave to remove dirt from the stove only when you feel like it. The more frequent this care, the longer the appliance is and the more beautiful and new looking it gets.
Do you have a stainless steel stove at home? Find out now how to clean without damaging the appliance:
How to Clean Stainless Stove: Necessary Materials
To clean the stainless steel cooker you will need:
- Sponge or soft cloth;
- Bar soap;
- Sponge steel (for burners);
- Neutral detergent;
- Sodium bicarbonate;
- Wheat flour;
- Paper towel;
- Olive oil;
- Coconut soap;
- Liquid petroleum jelly.
How to Clean Stainless Steel Cooker Step by Step
Let us divide the step by step according to the parts of the stove. Ideally, start with the burners and end with the ignition buttons. Do not forget to take the stove off and turn off the gas at that time.
Remove the burners from the stove and place the sauce in the sink. You can use a mixture of water and vinegar to help remove the most difficult dirt that has stuck to this piece. It is important that the burner is already cold before you start cleaning.
Then wipe with a soft sponge with a little bar soap. If you prefer you can use the kitchen dishwasher neutral. Use the soft side of the sponge, never the roughest. Rinse with running water and dry the burners thoroughly.
Want to polish the burners? Throw in wheat flour and rinse with water.
Remove the nozzles from the stove. If you still have not cleaned the burners you can put water together in the mixture of water and vinegar. To clean, a sponge with bar soap or kitchen detergent is enough.
If your mouth has stains or stubborn dirt that does not come out even after soaking, you can use a steel sponge, but rub only on those stains.
Extra tip: You can polish the mouth of the stove with wheat flour. The process is the same as we suggest for burners.
3. Cooker grills
The stove grills also need to be cleaned. You can wash them immediately with soap and water. If you find that they are very dirty, soak in the sink in the mixture of water and vinegar. Use only the soft side of the sponge in the cleaning and avoid the steel sponge in the grids.
Sodium bicarbonate with vinegar also helps in removing more difficult dirt. Prepare the mixture and go through the stove grills. You can also use it in the burners and in the mouth of the stove.
The stainless steel cooktop should be cleaned with a sponge or soft cloth with coconut soap or mild detergent. The cloth or sponge should only be moistened and not soaked. Rub unwittingly and take care not to drop soap or water into the gas outlets.
Then wipe the cloth with water only to remove the soap. Finish drying the stove table immediately. For this use a lint-free cloth or sheets of paper towels.
5. Glass top
The glass top of the stove is the last part to be cleaned. You can use a soft cloth or sponge with soap or detergent. Rub to remove fat or finger spots. Wipe a damp cloth with water only to remove the soap and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.
6. Ignition buttons
Do not forget to clean the buttons on your stove. As it is a part of the appliance that can accumulate fat, the indicated one is to clean at least once in the week. For this task, a cloth moistened with soap and water or detergent (both neutral) is enough.
Wipe the cloth with all the buttons and wipe with a damp cloth to remove excess soap and some dirt that did not come out in the first cloth. If the knobs on your stove are plastic, allow them to dry on their own, otherwise wipe dry with a damp cloth.
Care when cleaning an inox cooker
Want to leave your stove always shining and looking new? Here are some precautions you should take with stainless steel:
1. Do not use abrasive materials
Stainless steel and abrasive materials or products are two things that do not match. If you want to avoid scratching your stove it is best not to use steel sponge or any stronger chemical such as chlorine based ones.
The steel sponge is only released when cleaning the mouth or the burners.
2. Observe the color of the flame
The stove flame should always be blue. If it is yellowish it may be a sign that the burner or the mouth of the stove is dirty. Or that the gas is at the end. Keep an eye out and observe the yellow flame even after gas exchange, leave the mouths and the burner in the sauce. You can use our vinegar suggestion with water.
3. Avoid lining with foil
Some people line the stove with aluminum foil between their mouths to avoid soiling the stainless steel and letting the dirt fall there. The idea may actually give you more work. As the region gets hot - due to the flames - there is a chance the aluminum foil will stick and stain. And then the work is double to clean!
4. Immediate drying to not stain
After you have cleaned the stainless steel cooktop you should never let it dry yourself, except the plastic parts such as the buttons. As soon as you rinse with the cloth dampened in water, wipe with a dry, lint-free cloth all over the stove.
You can use paper towel in this part, but the cleaning can end up getting a bit expensive. So it is best to bet on the microfiber cloth.
The reason for immediate drying? Avoid the famous water spots!
5. Use liquid petroleum jelly or olive oil
To conserve the stainless and give shine you can use the liquid petroleum jelly or the olive oil. Pour a few drops on a cloth and pass through all the stove that is made of stainless.
Be careful not to overdo it. The purpose is to polish and shine, leaving the stainless steel stove always looking new. If you put too much petroleum jelly or oil you will end up smearing the appliance and will have to do the hygiene again.
6. Do regular cleaning
The stainless steel stove, as well as other objects that remain in the kitchen, can not be long without being cleaned. After all you will be using it practically every day. The recommended is to do a weekly cleaning or at most every ten days.
The longer you take to remove the dirt, the harder and more laborious the task! Then schedule to clean your stove regularly.
7. Immediately clean in case of food
Did you drop any food or liquid on the stove? Do not wait to dry! Clean immediately. If the mouth is still warm, remove it with a cloth. Dry liquids with a cloth moistened with water - especially spilled milk.
As for food, join the stovetop as soon as it falls and if possible wipe it with water. If it is too hot, allow to cool and then wipe with water and mild detergent. In the case of liquids the ideal is to dry and take out the burners and burner nozzles (leave these two soaking in the sink).
Once the cooktop has cooled down, wipe it with a little soap. Wash the burner and mouth too, dry them and then return them to their place.
8. Leave the pieces of sauce
Stove parts such as grills, burners and burners may be soaked before being washed. These are regions that tend to foul up and are the "victims" of liquid and food spills.
On the day you are cleaning the stove start removing all these pieces and leaving it to soak in a mixture of water and vinegar. You can also bet on a mixture of water or vinegar and baking soda.
Meanwhile, clean the table, the glass top and the burners. So when washing these parts, it is easier to remove stubborn dirt and stains.
9. Betting on alternatives to spotting
Stains can be a big problem on the stainless steel stove. The best way to remove them is with a sponge (soft part) and a little detergent or soap.
But you can also use some alternatives such as sprinkling a little vinegar (diluted in water - 3 parts vinegar to 1 water) directly on the stain. Then just rub a cloth lightly moistened with water and ready, the stain is gone!
Another tip is to not delay to dry and pass a little vegetable oil so that other stains do not appear.
See how easy it is to clean your stainless steel stove? If you have any other tips to add, tell us in the comments!