Sears Home Services
appointment lookup logoAppointment Lookup
telephone logo213-596-2538
RepairHome WarrantyHome ImprovementClean & MaintainShop PartsResource Center
RepairHome WarrantyHome ImprovementClean & MaintainShop PartsResource Center
appointment lookup logoAppointment Lookup

Table of Contents

Hack #1: Revitalize Stovetop Burner Grates

Hack #2: Degrease Your Stovetop with Coconut Oil

Hack #3: Effortlessly Clean a Glass Stovetop with Lemon and Baking Soda

Schedule your range maintenance now!

Call (213) 596-2538
  1. Resource Center
  2. Maintain

3 Stove Top Cleaning Hacks: How to Clean a Gas or Electric Stove Top

4 min readUpdated Apr. 03, 2024Terry MehilosRange
cleaning stovetop

Discovering effective stove top cleaning hacks can be a game-changer for maintaining a spotless kitchen effortlessly. In this experiment, we're scrutinizing three popular cleaning methods to uncover their efficacy in tackling grease, grime, and stubborn stains on both gas and electric stove tops. From utilizing oven cleaner on burner grates to harnessing the power of coconut oil and lemon juice, we're putting these hacks to the test to unveil which ones truly deliver sparkling results.


  • Using oven cleaner and a plastic bag to soak burner grates can effectively remove grease and food residue, especially when combined with ammonia for tougher stains.
  • Rubbing coconut oil onto a greasy stovetop and wiping it clean with a soft cloth can be an effective method for degreasing without harsh chemicals.
  • A mixture of lemon juice and baking soda, or alternatively salt, can be used to scrub and clean glass stovetops, offering a natural and efficient cleaning solution.

How to clean burner grates, remove grease and how to clean a glass top — find out if these hacks really work!

If you’re resolving to keep a cleaner kitchen, these hacks promise to help you save time and easily clean up your biggest messes. We’re testing three of the most popular stovetop cleaning hacks to find out which ones actually work, whether you have a gas or electric stove.

First up, we’re putting our most popular YouTube cleaning hack to the test to see how well it REALLY cleans your stovetop burner grates. Steel wool can be tough on messes but even tougher on burner grates, causing them to chip. Supposedly this hack will power away grease and caked-on food without damaging grates.

Feel like you’re just wiping grease around with a paper towel but not actually cleaning it off? Coconut oil works for so many things, so we’re testing to see if you can use it to degrease a dirty stovetop. Fight grease with grease, they say!

Our last stovetop cleaning hack doesn’t even require a cleaner — just lemon juice and baking soda. Baking soda seems to work for pretty much anything, so we’re testing it to find out if it makes your stovetop sparkle.

Watch below to find out which of these stovetop cleaning hacks passed our test.

Hack #1: Revitalize Stovetop Burner Grates

Transform your greasy, grimy stovetop grates into sparkling components with this straightforward method:

  1. Generously spray the grates with oven cleaner, ensuring even coverage to break down stubborn grease and food residues.

  2. Place the grates inside a durable plastic bag to contain the cleaner and its fumes, then let them marinate for 24 hours. This extended period allows the cleaner to penetrate and lift even the most stubborn grime.

  3. After soaking, wash the grates thoroughly with soap and warm water to remove any remaining cleaner and residue.

    Extra Tip! For exceptionally tough buildup, consider using ¼ cup of household ammonia in place of oven cleaner for a potent alternative. Ensure adequate ventilation when using ammonia due to its strong fumes.

Hack #2: Degrease Your Stovetop with Coconut Oil

Harness the natural cleaning power of coconut oil to cut through stovetop grease:

  1. Apply a small amount of coconut oil directly onto the greasy areas of your stovetop. The oil works to dissolve and lift grease, making it easier to remove.
  2. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the surface clean. The lubricating effect of coconut oil not only removes grease but also leaves a protective sheen that can make future cleaning easier.

Hack #3: Effortlessly Clean a Glass Stovetop with Lemon and Baking Soda

Achieve a gleaming glass stovetop with this natural, non-abrasive method:

  1. Begin by rubbing a fresh lemon slice over the entire surface of your glass stovetop. The citric acid in lemon acts as a natural degreaser and helps to loosen up grime.

  2. Liberally sprinkle baking soda over the lemon-treated areas. Baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive that cleans without scratching the glass.

  3. With a soft sponge or cloth, gently scrub the surface in circular motions to lift and remove stains.

  4. Finish by wiping the stovetop clean with a damp cloth, revealing a streak-free shine.

    Extra Tip! For more stubborn stains or burnt-on food, substitute baking soda with table salt for its slightly more abrasive qualities that can tackle tougher spots without damaging your stovetop.

By incorporating these hacks into your cleaning routine, you can maintain a clean and welcoming kitchen environment with minimal effort and avoid harsh chemicals.

Schedule your range maintenance now!

Regular range maintenance can help prevent costly breakdowns, reduce energy costs and extend the life of your appliances. Keep your range operating safely with professional maintenance by Sears Home Services.

Call (213) 596-2538 or schedule online now.

Was this information helpful?

Maintain Range Resources

Discover 5 New Glass Cooktop Cleaning Tips for a Pristine Cooktop image

Discover 5 new glass cooktop cleaning tips at Sears Home Services. Keep your cooktop looking brand new with these expert cleaning techniques!

5 min readMay. 23Range
Is a Gas Stove Dangerous?

Is a gas stove dangerous? Discover the facts and safety tips at Sears Home Services.

10 min readMar. 21Range
Tips for Saving Energy when Using Your Stove

Learn how to save energy when using your stove.

6 min readMar. 20Range
Getting the stove ready for holiday cooking image.

Preparing your stove for holiday cooking is crucial for ensuring seamless meal preparations and enjoyable gatherings.

6 min readMar. 12Range