Have you just bought stove covers for your gas range and you are wondering how to clean them? If yes, then today you are in the right place. Stove covers are used to protect your gas range top from liquid spills and food leftovers that may cause stains. They are also heat resistant and will protect your family from injury while cooking. They also add extra space in your kitchen for storing utensils or preparing your ingredients. Stove covers are one the best devices to have in your kitchen, especially if you want to maintain the brand new look of your gas range. But like other kitchen devices, stove covers need to be cleaned on a regular basis to keep them in good shape. Fortunately, cleaning stove covers is incredibly simple. In this article, we will give you step by step process on how to clean stove covers.
- Things you will need
- Dish soap
- Pastry brush
- Dishwashing liquid
- Microfiber cloth
- Scrub brush
Step by step process
Step 1: Remove The Stove Cover From The Stovetop
The first thing you need to do is remove the gas range cover from the gas range then shake it off to remove loose particles. To avoid injuries, make sure the covers have completely cooled before you remove them from the gas range. Also, pay attention to how the stove covers fit on the stovetop for seamless installation once you are done cleaning.
Step 2: Prepare The Cleaning Solution
Once you have removed the stove cover from the stove, the next process is preparing a cleaning solution. Stove covers are made of Teflon material that is incredibly easy to clean. This means that you don’t have to use a special cleaning solution. Just mix liquid dish soap and water.
Step 3: Apply The Mixture to The Stove Covers
Use your pastry brush to apply the mixture to your stove covers. Make sure you apply the soapy mixture thoroughly on the covers. Give them about 5 minutes to allow the soap to sit in. This will allow stuck particles and grim to loosen up.
Step 4: Wash The Stove Covers
Once the soapy mixture has settled for about 5 minutes, the next process is cleaning the covers using a microfiber cloth. A microfiber cloth is highly recommended for cleaning stove covers because it is very effective at getting rid of stubborn dirt and grime without damaging the cover. Use the microfiber material to clean the cover thoroughly until all dirt and grime are removed.
Step 5: Rinse The Stove Cover
Once you are done cleaning the stove cover with a microfiber cloth, rinse them thoroughly with hot water to remove all soap mixture. If you notice that some particles are still stuck on the covers, use a scrub brush to remove them then rinse the covers again.
Step 6: Dry The Stove Covers
Once the stove covers are sparkling clean, wipe them with a dish towel then allow them to air dry. Please dot install your stove cover until they dry completely. If you install them before they are completely dry, the remaining moisture may stain your stovetop. Once they have completely dried install them back on the stovetop.
Use a Dishwasher Machine
Most stovetop covers are dishwasher safe. So, if you have a dishwasher, you don’t need to follow the cleaning process mentioned above. All you need to do is toss your stove covers on the dishwasher machine and it will do the rest of the job for you. So, if you want to save yourself the effort and time, put them on the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
How Often Should You Clean Your Stove Covers?
Now that you know the process of cleaning a stove, you may be wondering how often you need to clean your stove covers. Ideally, stove covers should be cleaned after every time you use your gas range. Cleaning food leftovers and spills when they are still fresh will make the cleaning process easy. But realistically many people cannot clean their stove covers every time they use gas range. If that is the case with you, make sure to give your stove covers a thorough clean on a weekly basis. Allowing too many food particles and liquid spills on the stove cover is not recommended because they may cause fires as well as degrade the covers.
If you have just bought a gas range for your gas rage, then you have made the right decision. Since stove covers sit on top of the gas range, they are prone to get dirty quickly and thus need regular cleaning. The good thing is that the cleaning process is simple and straightforward. All you only need to follow the simple process discussed above. You can also toss them on your dishwasher to save your valuable time and energy. If you want your stove covers to last for a long time, make sure you wash them regularly and thoroughly using the procedure given above.