How To Maintain Your Stove And Rangehood

Keep your stove and rangehood clean to ensure they work at maximum efficiency 

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Keep your stove and rangehood in top shape to increase their longevity 

To maintain your stove and rangehood regular cleaning is the key. Simple checks will also ensure that your stovetop and rangehood are working as efficiently as possible.

PROTECT COOKTOPS made from glass or ceramic which are easily damaged. Avoid abrasive cleaners and use only smooth-bottomed pans that won’t scratch the surface. 

NEVER STORE HEAVY ITEMS like pans or canned food in the cupboards above the cooktop. If they fall or you drop them, they’ll damage the surface.

LOOK UNDER THE RANGEHOOD once a month and wash the grease filter in the top rack of the dishwasher or by hand. Soak fabric filters in a degreasing agent then soapy water. Some recirculating rangehoods have filters that can’t be cleaned, so consult the manual first. 

A NOISY FAN may be clogged. While the filter is off wipe inside, including the fan blades if you can get to them, using a general cleaner. Depending on the type, the filter may need to be changed every six months.

WIPE UP SPILLED FOOD promptly with a soft cloth. If food does burn onto the surface of the stove, spray it with a 50/50 mix of dishwashing liquid and water, then let it soak for a few minutes before wiping it clean.

CLEAN BURNERS of caked-on food by allowing it to cool then wiping off as much as you can before turning the heat to high to let the spill burn off.

CHECK GAS BURNERS if the flame is orange rather than blue. Wait until the stovetop is cool then remove the burners, soak them in soapy water and give them a good scrub. Clean the individual gas jets with a paperclip or darning needle. Use fine wire to clean the tiny holes where the pipe from the pilot light connects to the burner. 

TIP If you live by the ocean, orange flames can be caused by salt in the air.

Clean stoves are more efficient 

Clean stoves transfer heat better and are more energy efficient than dirty ones. Take the opportunity to clean the drip pan underneath the stove element or gas burner while it is removed for cleaning or repair.


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