Stovetops, regardless of their type and size are notorious for staining and residue – after all they see a lot of everyday use. The kitchen aspirator or hood is another appliance that gets pretty grimy. Cleaning these two is no big deal though you need to know where to begin and how to do it right. Here are some advices I was given by this kitchen cleaning company.
The stovetop – cleaning it properly might seem quite tricky but in fact some prep work will make all the difference.
The cleaning process:
Disassemble or remove the gas burner grills from the stove top. This is not a dangerous process, though you need to be sure the gas is switched off. Gas going to the stove that is, obviously you cannot shut off gas supply to your home. Soak the burner grates in hot water and detergent for five or so minutes. Use a soft bristle brush to manually remove any leftover stains and residue from the burner grates.
Once ready, dry the grates using a soft towel. Make sure to do this properly and don’t leave any water. This is especially important for cast iron gas grates – they will rust quickly and permanently if left wet.
Put together all the parts and you are ready to go.
The aspirator – this particular kitchen appliance gets quite grimy and greasy through frequent use. Cleaning the hood properly is not too hard, though here are some tips to get you on the right track.
The cleaning process:
Remove the hood filter as it will be cleaned separately. If you haven’t disassembled the aspirator before, refer to user manual instructions. You can wash the filter (if it is a reusable one) in the bottom rack of your dishwasher. Optionally, you can soak the filter in hot, soapy water and rinse it by hand.
The aspirator itself can be cleaned using a degreasing product, though be careful as these are quite potent chemicals. If you don’t want to use chemical cleaners, apply a solution of hot water and soap, though this might take a little longer to work.
Both of these appliances can do with more cleaning than what most people have time and will for. However, the more frequently you clean the aspirator and the stovetop properly, the less cleaning you will actually have to do. Cleaning these on a regular basis will also reduce the necessity to use strong cleaning solvents and degreasers.