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

By Terry Mehilos | Dec. 13, 2017 7:57 am PST

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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: How to clean stovetop burner grates.

Spray grates with oven cleaner. Put them in a plastic bag. Let sit 24 hours. Wash grates clean with soap and water. TIP! For tougher gunk, use ¼ cup ammonia instead.

Hack #2: Degrease stovetop with coconut oil.

Rub coconut oil on greasy stovetop. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

Hack #3: Clean a glass stovetop with lemon and baking soda.

Rub a lemon slice over the stovetop surface. Sprinkle baking soda on top. Gently scrub. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. TIP! For tougher stains, try salt instead of baking soda.

Want even more tips? Check out these oven maintenance tips to keep your oven running strong.

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