If your range is covered in burned, caked-on food, it's time to give it a good scrub down. Here's how.
In this video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, Dan DiClerico demonstrates a simple deep cleaning regimen for the range in your kitchen. Here's what you need to do go get it looking spotless:
- Remove the grates and burner rings, then wash them in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry them thoroughly so they don't rust. If your grates are really bad, stick them in a sealable plastic bag with 1/4 cup of ammonia overnight.
- Clean the surfaces around the burners with a wet sponge and mild detergent. Clear out clogged burners with a safety pin.
- Wipe down all the knobs and controls. If they're removable, pull them off to make cleaning them easier and wipe the area behind them.
- Remove the oven racks and wash them in hot, soapy water. If they fit in your dishwasher, you can wash them in there. Wipe down the inside of the oven with a sponge, and remove baked on spills by laying a damp cloth on the area for a few minutes before scrubbing.
- Wipe down the glass door, inside and out, with a damp cloth.
- Clean any stainless steel with a proper stainless steel cleaner and a paper towel. Be sure to wipe with the brushed pattern, not against it.
And for the final step, just put it all back together and your range is ready to go. If you haven't cleaned your range in ages, this process might take you a long time. But once you do one deep clean, you'll set the stage for super easy deep cleans every couple weeks or so.
How to Deep-Clean a Kitchen Range [YouTube]