Clean the stove properly and effectively - that's how it works

The stove is probably the most widely used kitchen appliance in most households. He also has to be cleaned most often. How this works best, what to look for, and what tips can help, this article tells you.

Regular cleaning

Much of the effort to remove burnt-in or thick layers of fat can be saved by cleaning the stove as soon as possible after cooking. While this may seem annoying at first, it quickly becomes a habit and saves a lot of time in the end.

Keep the ceramic hob clean

Most electric cookers today have a ceramic hob. Here a regular cleaning is particularly important, because over time, hardly removable, fine layers of fat on the entire field, which makes the hob look dull and dirty. In addition, dirt can burn in so easily.

Keep the oven clean

Also, the oven should always be cleaned after baking and remove fat splashes and burned as soon as possible. Otherwise, burnt-in dirt can hardly be removed from the oven, as the high temperatures increase the burn-in effect.

Also, the grates and sheets should always clean the same of grease and burned. Especially soaking helps here. Proven home remedies, especially soda, also help to gently and effectively clean the glass of the oven. You can also use the Ceran field scraper. Do not forget gaskets and door rabbets.

Pyrolysis function

Many quality ovens are equipped with a pyrolysis function that simply burns away soiling. That may or may not be useful in any case. In any case, pyrolysis consumes a lot of energy (almost twice as much for cleaning than for a bakery itself).

Keep the gas stove clean

A good preventive measure against too much cleaning effort comes from the catering industry: You just covers all exposed parts of the gas stove with aluminum foil. So you only need to clean the grates and burners after cooking. The aluminum foil can then be thrown away.

Gas stoves are usually made quite robust, and also tolerate vigorous scrubbing or, if necessary, a pot sponge. In principle, however, regular thorough cleaning is also the better and far less exhausting alternative.

Proven cleaning agents

In addition to the - often old-time - home remedies is of course a wide range of cleaners available. Some of them live up to their promises, while others only provide mediocre results. The basic equipment should include:

  • Oven oven (softens greasy and stained soiling very thoroughly)
  • Dish soap with high grease dissolving power
  • kitchen cleaners
  • soft, non-scratching sponge
  • Ceran field scraper (can also be used carefully for soiling on the glass and in the oven)
  • special ceramic field cleaner (are very effective and gentle)

Soiling should always be soaked thoroughly before tackling the issue by force. So you avoid unsightly scratches by brushing.

Also, the aperture of the stove and the area around the switch should not be forgotten during regular cleaning, here can deposit a lot of grease and dirt. Oven spray works very well as a fat and dirt remover.

Tips & Tricks

Always remove sugar or sugary soiling thoroughly from the ceramic hob with a kitchen crepe. Otherwise, burnt sugar can cause a hole in the ceramic field.