If you are looking for advice on how to clean gas stove burners quickly and effectively.

The burners on gas stoves often become caked with grease and dirt. They needn’t stay this way , as cleaning them is a relatively fast fix. A couple of household staples and some old-fashioned elbow grease will have your gas stove burners looking brand new.

When it comes to cleaning appliances, gas stoves can be a little tricky. The burners can become caked with food and grease can build up all around the cooktop. While you may have a self-cleaning feature for the oven interior, this won’t help you with the top and exterior of the stove. Here’s what you need to know about deep cleaning your gas stove to make it look like new again.

clean a gas stove burners

clean a gas stove burners

Use vinegar

For harder stains you can use vinegar and then apply dish soap to a small brush (a toothbrush is ideal for this technique!) and begin to work away the stain by moving the brush around in small circular motions. Rinse away the mess with a damp rag. Apply this same method when washing the grates.

Boiling Water

If you have no extra products around the house but need to clean your cooktop quickly, try boiling water. Gently and carefully pour the boiling water over the dirty surface. If you let it sit until it cools, the tough stuff will simply wipe away. If necessary, scrub stubborn areas with a bit of soap on a sponge. This is a simple and eco-friendly solution because it uses completely natural and chemical-free elements.

Clean with ammonia

First of all, place each burner grate into its own gallon-sized zip-lock plastic bag. Then add ¼ cup of undiluted ammonia and seal the bag to allow it to sit like this for several hours, or even better – for overnight. In case the ammonia smells way too strong for you to handle it, or if there are some leaks from the plastic bag, you may want to place all the bags outside. During the time of soaking, the fumes will dissolve and loosen the griminess and greasiness and that will happen away from the enameled iron of the stove, which is the safely way to do it. Next thing, you then remove the bag and wipe off the grates for that perfect shine and cleanliness.


I’ve lived in military housing and the stove had to be in immaculate condition when we moved out and one tip the housing inspector gave me was to use sandpaper after I had used a good oven cleaner to the rest of the baked on carbon off. Use 220 grit, it will not scratch the element. This works on the inside of the oven also.

simple tips to clean a gas stove burners

simple tips to clean a gas stove burners

Use a potholder

Use a potholder just in case the burner and/or grates are still warm. Remove the drip pans and grates from the burner. Prepare a sink full of hot water with a half cup of baking soda and a quarter cup of ammonia added to it.

Baking Soda and Lemon

Lemons have natural grease cutting characteristics, and baking soda has natural antibacterial properties. Baking soda contains extremely fine particles that help remove baked-on stains but is gentle enough not to scratch the glass. Simply sprinkle a handful of baking soda on a glass stovetop. Then rub the surface using a slice of lemon. Wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remnants of the baking soda particles and lemon pulp.