Cleaning Stove Burners The Right Way Protects You and Your Kitchen
With this method, keeping your stove burner and pots clean has never been easier and this is what makes it so important because we can’t let dirt wage war on us on our watch. In case you don’t see why keeping the stove burner clean is so important, here’s a brief explanation to help you understand.
When the dirt builds up, it has the potential to jam the openings where the gas escapes and we all know that gas can create terrible explosions. To avoid such problems, it is best to ensure that all gas-powered equipment is operating at its best. Sticking with the following steps judiciously at least once a month will keep you on a safe page.
Here’s a list of things you’ll be needing:
- Non-abrasive sponge
- Bicarbonate of sodium
- Napkins for cleaning
- A worn-out toothbrush
- Paper clip
There are detailed instructions on what to do with every item on the list on the next page.
Step One: Cleaning the lips and lids
If you’re using a gas stove, you’ll need to close the gas valve first. You should remember to do this to avoid an explosion. There are caps on top of the lid that help spread the flames. The bases, also known as diffusers, are located beneath these covers (spreaders). Carefully lift the spreaders and diffusers vertically to remove them.
Soak the two pieces i.e the spreaders and diffusers for 30 minutes in a dish of heated baking soda water. After that, use the non-abrasive sponge to scrub the spreaders and diffusers. You can now use a toothbrush dipped in a warm soapy water mixture to reach deep and narrow corners.
Another tip to unclog the gas holes is to use the end of a paperclip. To make a straight edge, bend the clip. This should suffice to get the hard dirt out the corners. However, if you use an electric burner, there are other steps you must follow and we’ve compiled them for you.
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