Cleaning Stainless Steel Gas Stoves

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 5, 2014)


Everyone knows that stainless steel is one of the more resilient and lasting materials that can be used in the kitchen. However, what many people may not realize is that just because something may be resilient does not mean that no care at all needs to be taken. In fact, quite often stainless steel requires a little extra care, and stainless steel gas stoves will require just a little more effort. Use this step-by-step guide to help you keep your stainless steel gas stove clean.

  1. Prepare. Whenever cleaning any stove, one of the initial things that you will need to do is make sure that it has been turned off. This is to keep you safe from getting burned, while also preventing any spills from getting burned onto the surface.
  2. Choose a cleanser. The best type of cleaner for your stainless steel will contain no chlorine, so be sure that you read the directions as well as the ingredients. Do not choose any abrasive ingredients, since this can actually damage the surface with micro scratches and gouges. These gouges, in turn, make it easier to stain the surface which leads to more cleaning on your part.
  3. Brush. Brush off any loose debris or dirt from the surface of your stove. This can be done easily with a dry or slightly damp washcloth. Collect everything into a small pile and then wipe it off the surface into your hand. Dispose of this debris by placing it in the garbage.
  4. Wash. Following the directions on the back of your cleanser, go ahead and wash the stove. Typically this will mean preparing some warm soapy water to work in conjunction with the cleaner.
  5. Scrub. Using a soft sponge or washcloth, "scrub" the difficult areas until they are clean. This may require some elbow grease, but the effort will be worth it.
  6. Rinse. Rinse out the washcloth, or sponge, and wipe away any excess water and other gunk from the stovetop. Do this periodically to accurately judge your progress.
  7. Repeat. Repeat steps four through six as needed until the stovetop is clean.
  8. Dry. Once you have cleaned the stovetop to your satisfaction, it needs to dry. Wipe down the range with a dry hand towel. This will remove any excessive moisture and help prevent water spots from forming. If the stove is still a little damp, allow it to air dry.

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Lee Wyatt

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2014-05-05 07:16:46

Pam Timmerman

Once the stainless steel stove has been cleaned - wipe with baby oil - this will eliminate all finger prints - can be used on all stainless steel items

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