The hob must be cleaned every day, so that it lasts longer: if we let the dirt dry, in fact, it becomes more difficult to eliminate. The hobs are made of different materials, more or less delicate, even if the most common ones are in steel: in any case it is important to be careful not to damage or scratch them. Let’s see how to clean it.

The hob must be cleaned every day, so that it lasts longer: if we let the dirt dry, in fact, it becomes more difficult to eliminate. The hobs are made of different materials, more or less delicate, even if the most common ones are in steel: in any case it is important to be careful not to damage or scratch them. The cleaning, of course, must also concern the cast iron or enamelled grills and the stoves. Here is how to clean the hob with effective and natural remedies, without ruining it.

General rules

Before starting, it is important to choose the right products, avoiding aggressive instruments such as rough sponges or metal nets. Use only neutral detergents, better if natural remedies, so as to treat the surfaces gently. If you have steel or glass ceramic hobs, never use bleach. But let’s find out specifically how to clean hobs, stoves and grills.

Daily cleaning of the hob

Clean the hob after each use, so as to eliminate fresh dirt more easily. Wipe the top with a soft cloth soaked in a mixture of water and baking soda, then rinse and dry. If there are encrusted stains, put water and baking soda or water and neutral detergent on top, leave for at least 10 minutes and rinse with a soft cloth. If your hob is a steel one, pass water and vinegar to polish it at the end. Always dry well to prevent spots from forming. In the case of a glass ceramic hob, therefore more delicate, always clean after each use with a soft sponge, because the incrustations are more difficult to remove: in these cases you might need a scraper.

Clean the stove with water and white vinegar

Even the cleaning of the stove should be daily, but it can also be done once a week, especially if they have not got particularly dirty. Take them out and dip them in hot water and vinegar for a quarter of an hour. Dry with a soft cloth to prevent rust from forming. In the case of particularly blackened parts, you can pass the scourer on it, to make them shine immediately. Also clean the holes well, using a toothpick.

To effectively clean the burner caps, dip them for half an hour in hot vinegar, or rub them with half a lemon and salt until they become shiny again. If the knobs are dirty with grease, clean them with a toothbrush soaked in warm water and natural soap.

Clean the grills with water and baking soda

Even for cleaning the grills, baking soda is among the most effective remedies. Make a solution with 2 tablespoons of baking soda per glass of boiling water. Then clean them with a sponge and rub well. In the case of incrustations, let the grills soak for at least 20 minutes in a mixture made with 1 liter of hot water, 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate and 1 of vinegar. They will immediately come back clean. In the end you can simply dry them with a microfiber or cotton cloth.