Spring Cleaning: Stoves, Ovens, Cooktops – Part 2

As a homeowner, you rely on your stove or oven to help you prepare delicious meals for your family. To keep your appliance running smoothly, it’s important to keep it clean and maintained. Neglecting to do so can lead to costly repairs or even the need for a replacement. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your stove or oven clean and functioning properly.

1. Clean up spills and splatters immediately

When cooking, spills and splatters are inevitable. However, it’s important to wipe them up immediately to prevent food or grease from sticking to the surface of your stove or oven. This will make it easier to clean later on and prevent damage to your appliance.

2. Use a non-abrasive cleaner

When cleaning your stove or oven, be sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner that is designed for the specific surface you are cleaning. Abrasive cleaners can scratch the surface and damage the finish, leading to costly repairs or replacements.

3. Don’t use too much water

While it’s important to keep your stove or oven clean, it’s equally important to avoid using too much water. Excess water can seep into the electrical components and cause damage, leading to costly repairs or replacements.

4. Remove burnt-on food

If you have burnt-on food on your stove or oven, use a scraper or soft-bristled brush to remove it. Avoid using metal scrapers or steel wool, as these can scratch the surface and cause damage.

5. Clean the oven regularly

If you use your oven frequently, it’s a good idea to clean it regularly. You can use a self-cleaning feature if your oven has one, or you can clean it manually with an oven cleaner. However, extreme high temperatures can cause adverse issues and create unwanted downtime of your oven. We recommend cleaning the oven by hand if necessary.

6. Check the burners

Check the burners on your stove regularly to make sure they are working properly. If you notice any problems, such as uneven heating or low flames, contact a professional to have the burners serviced or replaced. This will prevent further damage to your appliance and ensure that it continues to function properly.

7. Pull out your stove

Periodically pulling out your stove is an important part of home maintenance. It allows you to clean the areas around and underneath the appliance thoroughly, preventing any potential fire hazards. Additionally, it can help you identify any issues with the gas or electric connections, which can be a safety hazard. By inspecting the connections and addressing any issues promptly, you can prevent potential gas leaks or electrical fires.

8. Avoid using harsh chemicals

When cleaning your stove or oven, avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. These can damage the finish and cause the surfaces to deteriorate over time. Instead, use a non-abrasive cleaner that is specifically designed for the surface you are cleaning.

In conclusion, following these tips can help keep your stove or oven clean and functioning properly for years to come. However, if you are in need of assistance or repairs, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Top Flight Appliance Repair, LLC. Our team of experienced professionals can help diagnose and fix any issues with your stove or oven, ensuring that it continues to serve you and your family for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!