Top tips for cleaning your hob

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Your hob is one of the most used and most visible appliances in your kitchen and is one of the places most likely to suffer from grease, stains and food spillages. Once food and grime has built up on your hob, it can be a big job to get it bock to looking its best.
The best way to ensure a sparkling clean hob is to book a professional clean with Ovenclear.

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If you’d prefer to clean your hob yourself, see our top hob cleaning tips to make sure you’re left with a sparkling result whether you have a gas or electric appliance.

Before you clean your hob, ensure that it’s turned off and cooled down; we don’t want any burnt fingers.

Cleaning your electric hob:

An electric plate hob usually has raised elements to heat your pans on. This means that it’s easy for food, grease and grime to burn into the space beneath and between the elements. For your electric hob clean, you can use your normal kitchen degreaser. We would recommend that a natural and non-caustic solution is best.

  • Firstly, spray the hob with your chosen cleaning solution and leave it to work for a few minutes, this should loosen any burnt-on stains.
  • Use a warm, damp cloth to wipe over the hob to remove dirt and food. Repeat this until all stains are lifted. If there’s food in between and beneath the raised plates, an old toothbrush is perfect for getting into all the nooks and crannies – just don’t put it back in the bathroom afterwards!
  • Wipe everything over again with a damp cloth to remove any remaining product. You should ensure your hob is dry before using again.

Cleaning your gas hob:
Gas hobs usually have metal pan stands and removable burner tops and rings. Taking everything of will make the hob much easier to clean.

  • Firstly, fill a bucket or your sink with hot, soapy water (washing up liquid is perfect) and put all the removable elements of your hob in to soak. This will break down grease whilst you’re cleaning the stovetop.
  • Use a damp cloth to remove any loose dirt or debris from your stovetop then spray on your kitchen surface cleaner of choice. We recommend using a non-caustic and environmentally friendly product.
  • Wipe off the cleaning product with a damp cloth to remove any burnt on stubborn stains. The stovetop can now be polished with a dry microfibre cloth to leave it smooth and shining.
  • Any grease on the pan racks and burner rings should now be easy to remove after soaking with a cloth or a sponge. An old toothbrush can be used to tackle any more stubborn stains. Allow all elements to dry completely before putting them back onto the hob.

Cleaning your ceramic hob:
Modern ceramic hobs are usually a single smooth surface, many even have touch sensitive controls so there aren’t even any raised buttons or dials. Care needs to be take when cleaning this type of surface as it is prone to scratches and scuffs if anything too abrasive is used. 

  • Firstly, use a damp cloth to remove ant food debris on your hob. If there is burnt on food residue, a specialist angled glass and ceramic scraper can be used. This must be used with care to avoid any scratches or scraped on your hob’s surface.
  • Apply a small amount of your chosen surface cleaner. It is important to check the packaging of your cleaner to make sure it’s suitable for the surface of your ceramic hob. Leave the cleaning fluid to work for a couple of moments to loosen the grease.
  • Use a clean microfibre cloth to wipe away the stains. A dry cloth can then be used to buff the hob back to a brilliant shine.

Deep cleaning your hob can be a messy and tiresome task, so why not let Ovenclear do the dirty work for you?

Contact us today to book your hob clean.