How To Clean Cooker?

For those whose most of the time spent in kitchen, cleaning cooker is the least favorite job for them. We call the appliance you cook on a ‘cooker’, and the part that you bake in an ‘oven’. No doubt you will have many variations to those words, like hob, griddle, or stove. Whatever you call them they still get dirty. The top of your cooker or stove can be especially hard to deal with. One golden rule is to wipe your cooker after every use. You will find it easier while it is still warm. Always keep a thick cloth by your cooker for wiping as you work. However, to avoid the major clean every so often, it is important to wipe up any spills and splashes as they appear. For effective cooker cleaning, you have to keep certain key points in mind.

Following are given few useful tips that will help you in regular maintenance of your cooker cleaning work.

Gas Cookers

For gas cookers, it is essential to remove the metal burners regularly and wash them in hot diluted washing up liquid solution. To remove the burned food on the top of the cooker, make use of a cream cleaner.

Electric Cookers

For electric cookers, you have to read the manufacturer’s instruction thoroughly before starting up the cooker cleaning work.

• First, take the power cable off from the wall out outlet.
• Make use of wire brush to work on the solid electric hot plates.
• Take the drip pans away from under the rings and soak them in soapy water for some time before scrubbing them with a steel pad.
• Use a damp cloth and a proprietary cleaner to wipe off the ceramic and metal cooker tops.

cleaning foodstains


Starting from removing the racks and wash them in soapy water.

• It is necessary to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before cleaning ovens. This is a vital step as ordinary cleaning products can damage the oven lining. So, read the instructions and follow them strictly. Mostly you need a branded cleaner to clean the oven. Make sure that you wear gloves and protect the floor with newspaper covering, as these solutions contain sodium hydroxide, which can burn the skin and spoil the floor and paint work.
• To get better results, preheat the oven to 110°C (225°F, gas mark 1/4) and spray oven cleaner inside the oven. Wait for 15 minutes, switch off the power and wipe the oven walls with a damp cloth. You need to do it very carefully as oven is hot and may burn your hands.
Cast Iron Cooker (Aga)


Cleaning the Oven Control Area

Use non-abrasive cleaners or degreasers to keep knobs and control panel clean. Never spray cleaners directly onto the control panel, always use on a cloth.

If you are in the process of selling your property we would recommend that you also assess the cooker for any broken components. The kitchen’s appearance can make or break the way a potential buyer feels about your home. Make sure that all cooker knobs, burners and oven shelves are in place.

You can clean them with the help of stiff wire brush. Brush off the hot plates with stiff brush carefully. Use a damp soapy cloth to clean the vitreous enamel top and sides. Later, dry it.

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One Response to How To Clean Cooker?

  1. Avatar for Plumber Maidstone Plumber Maidstone says:

    Do you accept critics on this article? Just kidding, my only problem is that you didn’t left anything out, so I can’t add any more tips. Great article as usual

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