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Range/Oven

Maintenance Tips For Your Stove Or Range

January 17, 2012

range maintenanceIf you own a stove or a range, you know that extending its life and making sure you can use it for a longer period of time depend on taking care of it very carefully. A stove or a range range can also get quite expensive, so it is also in your best economic interests to take care of the one you currently have very well. The following are some tips on how you can take care of your stove and maintain it well.

Your oven comes with a broiler pan that is, in most cases, porcelain-coated steel. This means that you have to approach your broiler pan in the appropriate manner. In the case of a broiler pan that is made from porcelain-coated steel, it needs to be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner due to the sensitivity of the material. Cleaning your broiler pan regularly will prevent you from having to replace it on your oven, which will cost you extra money unnecessarily.

If your stove / range has a control panel that is made out of either painted metal or painted glass, you have to also utilize a non-abrasive cleaner on its surface. Some examples of a non-abrasive cleaner are a liquid degreaser as well as a glass cleaner. When you use one of these kinds of cleaners, you must always keep in mind never to spray it right onto the control panel. Instead of doing this, spray some cleaner onto a rag that is damp and soft, and then wipe the control panel’s surface.

The burner drip pans (bowls) of your stove/range are another story entirely. While you can always try cleaning them anyway, in most cases, it will not be possible to entirely succeed at removing all of the dirt and stains that have accumulated on them over the years. What you are going to be forced to do instead is to replace these burner drip pans every 2 to 3 years, and that applies both to those that are placed under the grates on your gas oven or under an electric oven’s heating element.

The glass cooktops and windows on your stove/range must always only be cleaned by way of products that are especially made for these areas on your oven. An example of such a product would be a rangetop cleaner. The windows on your stove/range will be made out of glass, so rely on a specific oven glass cleaner for best results. Just as a note of caution, you should make sure that the glass surfaces of your appliance are not hot when you start cleaning them

The knobs on your stove/range deserve some cleaning, too. If you notice that they are dirtier than you can tolerate, you can usually find some success by cleaning them with just a little bit of dish detergent on a damp and soft rag. However, you have to be realistic about the condition of your knobs. If either their numbers or letters have already been worn out, then you might need to replace them entirely.

 

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