Even if you're just heating up takeout, your kitchen range top takes a beating. Boiled-over pasta pots and sticky sauces that have splattered over everything meld together into a layer of grime that's no fun to clean. Here's how to give your range a deep cleaning without spending hours scrubbing.
- Start by spraying the range top with your favorite cleaner. We found this DIY citrus spray did a great job busting up oily globs and baked-on bits of food. Let the cleaner do its magic for a few minutes before wiping with a clean paper towel or microfiber cloth.
- Carefully remove burners or covers from your range. If you're not sure which parts are removable on your range top, give the manufacturer's owner's manual a check. But if something doesn't budge, don't force it! It's best to just leave as is. Clean underneath covers and burners.
- Place burner covers or grates in your sink and give them a quick bubble bath using your favorite dish soap. Wipe electrical burners with a damp, soapy cloth to remove any baked-on bits of food.
- Now tackle any serious messes by sprinkling with baking soda and then spritzing with citrus spray. It will bubble away the grime, making it so easy to wipe away with a paper towel or soft cloth.
- Remove range knobs and wipe with a damp, soapy cloth. Clean underneath while the knobs dry.