How to clean stove burners: tips for housewives

Alina MilsentLife
Burners should be cleaned in a timely manner

Stove burners should be cleaned promptly because burnt and old dirt is much harder to clean. It's not just about aesthetic appearance; food particles, drops, and splashes of grease accumulate on the burners, emitting unpleasant odors when heated.

As a result, dirty burners may burn poorly, leading to insufficient gas flow. OBOZREVATEL has identified the best way to clean stove burners.

The burners should be cleaned thoroughly and regularly, especially if you have an outdated gas stove model. A persistent greasy film can form in the cutters and nozzles, and moisture can accumulate. Consequently, the fire can suddenly go out. Old appliances lack combustion sensors, making a gas leak potentially deadly.

Electric stoves are easier to clean; experts recommend washing them every time you cook or at least once a week. Folk methods can help efficiently clean dirt from the burners.

Life hacks with vinegar

Take a spray bottle and pour white vinegar into it. After waiting for 5-10 minutes, sprinkle baking soda on top. The reaction will form foam but do not rinse it off quickly. Then, use a sponge to remove the remaining dirt from the burner.

Baking soda mixture

Soda is a versatile natural cleaner, so the most popular recipes are based on this product. Take a few tablespoons of baking soda, add a little water, and you should get a thick paste. Carefully rub it on the burners and leave it for 10 minutes. Then remove the remaining dirt and soda with a dishwashing sponge.

Citric acid

Lemon juice will help get rid of stains on the surface of the stove burners. If the stains are fresh, simply wipe them with half a lemon. For old stains, squeeze lemon juice over the stains and leave it on for 5 minutes. Then, clean the dirt with a cloth or damp sponge.

Baking soda and soap

This life hack will not only get rid of dirt but also neutralize unpleasant odors. In a container, mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap, and water. Apply the solution to the burners and wait at least 20 minutes. The product will work effectively, leaving no trace of dirt.

Life hacks with ammonia

Apply ammonia to the most soiled areas and gently rub the product with a toothbrush. Grease and dirt will dissolve in 10-20 minutes. Then gently wipe off the dissolved residue with a damp sponge.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to wash old grease on glassware.

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