If your gas range isn’t lighting, it may be due to dirty burners. Gas ranges need to be cleaned regularly to ensure they are functioning correctly. This blog post will describe how to clean your gas range burners and the stovetop. We will also provide some tips on how often you should clean your gas range. If you continue to have performance issues after cleaning your gas range, please call Kerenza Appliance Repair for professional assistance.
How to Clean Gas Range Burners Guide
Cleaning your gas range is an important chore you don’t want to miss. Clogged burner holes and ignition ports can become clogged with food, resulting in a burner that won’t ignite.
How Often Should I Clean My Gas Range Burners?
Clean your gas range after every use, or at a minimum, wipe it down. This will help prevent dirt and grime from building up on the stovetop and burners. If you don’t clean your gas range regularly, you may start to notice some performance issues. Gas range burners that won’t ignite may be clogged with debris.
Steps for Cleaning a Gas Stovetop
To clean your gas range, you’ll need a few supplies:
– a clean cloth
– a mild dish soap
– a soft-bristled brush
Start by removing all of the burner grates and caps. Clean them in the sink with warm, soapy water. Be sure to scrub them clean and rinse them well.
Next, clean the stove top surface with a damp cloth. You can use a stovetop cleaner or a paste made from baking soda and water if there are any stubborn stains.
How to Clean the Gas Range Burners
Before replacing the burner caps, look closely into the center of the burner for a shiny brass hexagon. This is the gas burner orifice. If you don’t see it, continue cleaning the burner until the brass is visible.
Remove blockages with a brush or cloth. You can also use a straightened paper clip. Gently twist the paper clip around a few revolutions to break up the clog.
Be careful not to push the paperclip into the orifice because this could widen the brass orifice, causing too large of flames when you light the stove. You only want to loosen the clogged material.
Replace the clean burner caps and grates. Once everything is back in place, turn on your gas range to test the burners. They should light easily and evenly.
If you continue to have performance issues after cleaning your gas range, please call Kerenza Appliance Repair for professional assistance. Our team of experienced appliance repair technicians can quickly diagnose and resolve any problems you may be having with your gas range. Call us today to schedule a service appointment!