‘Tis the season for family feasts in Philadelphia, and your gas stove is going to get a heck of a workout. A little TLC might be in order, so your friends at Giannone are here to offer some DIY tips for properly caring for your stove.
Here are six ways to keep your gas stove looking good as new:
Take care of your messes. Once you are done cooking, wipe down the stove top after it has cooled. Cleaning spills means less work later.
Clean the burners. If the burners need a more thorough cleaning, take them apart and soak them in soapy, hot water. You can soak and scrub the grates, too.
Don’t try to remove sealed burners. If your gas stove has sealed burners, it is not necessary to try to remove the burners to clean the stove top. In fact, don’t try it. They should never be removed except by professionals. For stoves with lift-up cook tops, be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions about opening the surface.
Unclog burner holes. If burner holes are clogged, use a needle to clear them.
Clean the grate. Soak and then scrub the grates in warm, soapy water. You can use grate cleaner if the stains are particularly stubborn.
Replace the burners. Before replacing any parts, dry them thoroughly. Make sure the burners line up correctly with the base. If it they don’t, the flame will not ignite.
Remember to never try to use a gas stove as a source of heat. Make sure it’s properly vented and install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you have a major problem with your kitchen plumbing or need help with your home’s heating system during the holiday season, contact Giannone today. We’ll be glad to help!