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Cleaning Tips for Your Stovetop and Oven

cleanyourovenIt’s important to clean your stovetop and oven to keep them looking beautiful. Messy spills should be cleaned quickly, so they don’t dry and stain finishes like stainless steel. A gas cooktop won’t perform as well if it has caked on grime on it. The same is true for the oven. If you’re food isn’t cooking as well as it normally does, it’s probably because your oven needs a good cleaning. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

One of the easiest ways to clean your stovetop is with soap and water. The exterior can be cleaned with a cleaner that is specialized for the type of finish you have whether it’s stainless steel or ceramic. On electric stovetops, you can also use a razor blade to remove the worst caked on messes. The self-cleaning cycle on your oven will do a great job cleaning the interior. If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, it’s best to use just plain soap and water on the interior instead of harsh cleaning products. You’ll want to make sure you don’t damage the gasket’s seal or your oven won’t perform as well.

Hopefully these tips will come in handy next time you set out to clean your stovetop and oven. If you have questions while cleaning, you could always check the owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s guidelines.