Did you know that only 54 to 57% of American households participate in home cooking activities regularly? The time and effort that it takes to clean and also maintain stoves simply is not worth it to many Americans. However, this can easily change with these simple tips on how to keep your Garland stove parts clean and in good condition for prolonged periods of time.
Clean Stove Hood Filters Weekly
Dirty stove hood filters have been known to attract pests, and also decrease the overall performance, capabilities and efficiencies of stoves. Dirty stove hood filters may also affect the overall air quality within the home. Every time that you use the stove, particles from the food—especially grease—will get trapped in the filter and these contaminants can quickly accumulate. As a result, most experts recommend cleaning the stove hood filters regularly in order to prevent the filters from clogging up and to prevent hefty cleaning jobs in the future.
There are many different cleaning suggestions. If you're rushed with time, then you can simply take the stove hood filters and chuck them in the dishwasher. If you have some extra time on your hands, baking soda with boiling water is equally as effective. You may want to grab a brush to manually remove any tough spots.
Prevent Fire Hazards By Cleaning Stove Top Burners
Shockingly, cooking is known as the number one cause of house fires with over 67% of home cooking fires caused by ignition of food or other cooking materials. Frying poses the greatest risk of fire. Additionally, if you are working with gas stoves, you are probably more at risk of fire. After cooking, a lot of gunk gets stuck on the stove top burners. This gunk contains a lot of grease. To prevent house fires, you want to make sure that you clean the stove top burners regularly.
If your stove top burners look absolutely disgusting, don't worry. There are many home remedies and cleaning agents that are effective and require very little elbow grease. Most experts recommend combining a little bit of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide in order to create a paste. Apply this paste on areas that are filled with gunk. With just a little bit of elbow grease, you should be able to easily get the stove top burners cleaned. In fact, many people claim that this paste will even polish the stove top burners so that they look just like new. If you clean the stove top burners regularly, they will be a lot easier to clean, and you will likely need to purchase new replacement parts less often.
Prevent Staining By Wiping Stove Tops After Every Use
Face it. When you cook, grease, bits of food particles, oil, seasoning, sauce and other materials will fly and splatter all over the stove. If you leave these problems unaddressed, the seasoning and other materials can easily stain the surface of the stove and cause it to look a lot older than what it actually is. Prevent staining by wiping stove tops after every use. You don't need to put in any elbow grease or use special cleaning agents. Simply wipe the stove tops with a rag soaked in warm water with a mild detergent.
By practicing regular cleaning routines, you can easily prevent your stoves from getting dirty and oily. Clean stoves are more energy efficient, more practical and less likely to become a fire hazard. Data has shown that the average lifespan of electric stoves is about 13 years and the average lifespan of gas stoves is about 15 years; however, by keeping diligent cleaning schedules, you can extend the lifespan of the stove that you have installed in your home.Share