Stoves and burners have uncomplicated working parts. Maintaining them properly means preserving their pristine condition for years and allowing them to serve your family for years to come. Here are some tips on how to maintain cooking burners.
Tips on cooking burner maintenance
1) Prevent boilovers
Splatters and boilovers can easily make the cooking burner dirty, and they pile up to crud. So as much as possible, prevent any boilover. Use deep enough pots when boiling. Learn hacks such as placing a chopstick atop the pot to minimize spillage.
2) Clean spills immediately
But, of course, spills are inevitable. Get into the habit of wiping them down as quickly as you can. A paper towel or damp sponge will do. Also, it would be best to wipe down the stovetop and burner after each use. Do this, and you won’t have to worry about scrubbing later on. It is ideal to do the wiping while the surface is warm, not scalding hot.
3) Use suitable cleaning material
Don’t use abrasive cleaners because these may scratch the surface. In addition, spills can get into the scratches that can make burnt spillage even harder to remove. Also, use dishwashing liquid or a natural solution such as 50-50 water and vinegar. You may also add baking soda. Both can dissolve and remove any buildup in the burner.
4) Keep the burner clean
Soak and burners to clean the channels and caps. If you don’t do this, you run the risk of clogging them. Clogged burners are a fire hazard. So it’s best to clean these parts regularly as well. Grab a toothbrush to scrub out the dirt.
5) Clean the burner regularly
Whether you are using a gas range or portable kalan burner, the secret to prolonging the life of your stove is to clean them regularly. And by regularly, it means wiping down daily, scrubbing weekly, and deep cleaning monthly.
These are the ways to maintain your stoves and burners so they may serve your family for longer.