Yesterday we had a blitz that hit one of the most uncleaned areas of the kitchen! Today, we are going to visit another area that is seldom cleaned.
Today we pull out the stove or oven and clean under/behind it. Of course, if you are attached to a gas line, use extreme caution IF you are able to pull it out. It would not be a bad idea to turn off the breaker. As with yesterday, if you are able to pull it out, we want to sweep or vac and mop this area. It may be icky, but keep in mind that this is a spring cleaning job and it’s only 15 minutes! You got this!
When you slide it back in, be careful with any gas line or the power line to your stove.
If you happen to have a stove top like mine, with the burner coils, it’s very likely that you can lift up the top and clean under it. Remove the coils and the “bowls” and you’ll be able to lift the top up. There should be a lift on either side to hold it up while you clean. You’re probably cleaning enamel, so hot, soapy water may be your best bet.
If you have a smooth cooktop, if there is any cooked on food, use a razor blade or scraper to gently scrape away the food. There is a cleaner kit that has a chalky substance and a scraper that you can pick up at most stores if you want to use that.
If you have a gas cooktop, then before you pull the stove out, take the burners off and spray them down with vinegar, letting them sit for about ten minutes before wiping the burners off. This has a lasting effect, as the vinegar does not let grease stick to the burners, keeping them cleaner. It’s not a bad idea to keep a spray bottle of vinegar under your kitchen sink for regular cleaning.
You are awesome and you’re doing a great job! Keep up the good work and see you tomorrow!