Kitchen Hob Cleaning Tips You Need to Know
Cooking for most people is an activity that relieves them of their stress, but what follows after is not pleasurable. Cleaning the kitchen hobs after cooking is one of the tiresome processes, but that said you just cannot let all the dirt be accumulated as is. The process of cleaning is easy if we can do this every day, and deep clean it once a month.
Before we share some of the important hacks to keep your induction hob clean, the following items are must-haves: A dishwasher, a few toothbrushes, 3 types of scrubs, kitchen tissues and a few microfiber cloths, and white vinegar. These items are general household items that are efficient in cleaning the hobs and making them sparkle.
With these items in hand, the following tips are divided into daily cleaning and deep cleaning of the kitchen hobs:
For everyday cleaning:
When you prepare some regular meals, it is very common to have spilt on the hob. However, this cannot be just left like that. It is important to clean this up regularly so that it is manageable when you deep clean it. The following tips are for quick everyday cleaning:
- Soak the grates in warm soapy water
As soon as you finish cooking, let the gas hob top cool down for a few minutes. With the help of a glove, pick up the hob grates and soak them in warm soapy water. The soapy water will react with the grease on the grates and make it easier to clean the same. The kitchen grates can then be cleaned by using a soft scrub to wash away the remaining grease. Let the grates dry completely before using them again.
- Spray disinfectant all over the hob
Then, spray disinfectant all over the same. You may choose to work with kitchen cleaning sprays available in the market or can make one by mixing water and dishwashing soap. Once sprayed all over the appliance, let it sit for 3-5 minutes. During this time the soap will act on the grease and will help you wipe the grease off easily.
- Wipe away the grease with a microfibre cloth
Once the spray has done its job, wiping the grease will be easy to do. Using a microfibre cloth, wipe off all the grease and stains. It is not necessary to wet the cloth as a dry cloth will work effectively. Using the same, wipe all the edges and pick up any remaining charred items that you may find. Cleaning with a dry microfibre cloth will disinfect the hob quickly and easily.
These are a few tips for everyday cleaning of the appliance. The following is the deep cleaning of the appliance:
For deep cleaning:
Deep cleaning of the appliance can be done once a month. If the regular cleaning is done properly the deep cleaning is just a few steps more. By doing so, the hob will be restored to its natural shine. Some of the tips for the same are:
- Remove the burners and soak them in vinegar
It can be observed that while over usage the hob burners of the appliance, even the best kitchen hob may have darkened. This is common as it emits flames of high temperatures to fasten the speed of cooking. That said, cleaning it is also an important aspect. To restore the burners to their shine, soak them in a vinegar and water solution. Use a bowl and add equal quantities of white vinegar and water to it. Dip the burners in the solution and let it soak overnight. As this is complete, you will observe that the metal hob top 4 burners have regained their shine. However, if there is more dirt, then that too can be cleaned after scrubbing it off on a steal scrub. Place it back and use it only when it’s completely dry
- Cleaning the inside of the burners
The inside part of the burners may have gathered dirt and dust over time, therefore it is important to clean these parts as well. This part of the kitchen hob can be cleaned after taking out the burners and exposing the area. To clean this, spray some kitchen disinfectant or a soapy water solution on it. By using a scrub, rub all the that can be accessed. For thin gaps, use a toothbrush to scrub these areas, and bring out all the dirt. Next, wipe it clean with a microfibre cloth. Let the utility dry completely.
- Cleaning the control panel
The Control panel is the most important part of the induction hob, however, it is often forgotten to clean too. This area of the hob attracts dust and dirt, and it is important to be tidied regularly. This area is can be cleaned using a disinfectant and a toothbrush to scrub off the dirt in these areas. Even a toothpick can be used, in areas, the toothbrush is unable to clean. Use a microfibre cloth or tissue paper to clean away the dirt.
These are some of the tips that will help you maintain your kitchen hobs. When cleaned regularly, deep cleaning the appliance will be much easier. Now that we have covered the hacks for cleaning the same, here are some frequently asked questions we hope to help you out:
- Can you clean the kitchen hob with white vinegar?
White vinegar can be used when it is mixed with water. The direct use of the same may discolour the hob, therefore the suggested use is by making it a solution. The same is recommended only for deep cleaning purposes and not for regular use.
- What causes white marks on the ceramic hob?
Upon cooking on ceramic hobs, oil, food spills and hard water may likely have spilt on over the same. These stains can react to cause white cloudy stains on the ceramic hob when cooking. Regular cleaning of the same will restore the device to its original colour.
- What should you not put on a ceramic cooktop?
It is better to avoid cast-iron or rough bottomed cookware. The use of these utensils will cause scratches on the hob and may wreak its appearance.