How to take care of Ranges and Stoves before having to replace them
RANGES & STOVES
Whether we use it for our breakfast lunch or dinner these appliances are used daily and especially on those special occasions like birthdays or holidays, you want to invite special guest or family over and cook something nice for them, what happens if your range or stove stops working, oh no! Fixing it will cost so much money and time is limited. Well if you want to avoid this from happening we have some tips for you.
Maintenance and safety procedures is the key to a safe operation especially for kitchen appliances
1. Clean the interior and exterior
Use a light-duty cleaner or simply soap and water with a rag. Using abrasive pads or too harsh of a cleaner can wear off the decal indicators, which identify the knob controls for each burner. If these decals get worn off from overzealous cleaning, the whole control panel may require replacement.
Keeping the front panel, window, and outer door glass clean is important because it prevents spills from staining the panel or glass when it heats up during oven operation. Only clean the front when your range or oven is completely cool. For spills on the front panel that are tough to remove, use a heavy-duty degreaser.
Smooth electric stove tops
If a heavy spill occurs, use a razor scraper to remove large food deposits. Apply a cooktop cleaner. Remove the remaining residue with a scratch-free pad and then apply a coat of cooktop protectant.
Solid burner element
Some stove/ranges have heating element burners that are solid metal, there are no coils and the stove/range isn't glass or ceramic. You can clean these solid burners using a solid surface element cleaner.
Gas stove tops, burner bowls and grates
Some gas stove tops are made of porcelain coated steel and can be cleaned exactly the same as an electric smooth top. Stainless steel tops should be cleaned with heavy-duty degreaser and a non-abrasive pad. Take care not use too much water when cleaning, especially around the knobs. If water drips down into the holes where the knob shafts come through, the burner switches can short out and cause problems with the spark ignition system. Grates and burner pans can be difficult to clean. However, before you purchase new ones, you can try and clean them with grate cleaner.