3-step guide on how to clean a gas hob thoroughly

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A dirty gas hob poses more threats than you think. Other than being unhygienic, a burner clogged with food residue produces weak flames, damages the bottom of your cookware with uneven heat, causes inaccurate temperature control, and is a fire hazard.

Prevent these by giving your gas hob a wipe down every day, and a deep clean at least once every two weeks, depending on how often you cook. Here’s a guide on how to clean a gas hob, from gas burner, pan support, to all kinds of surfaces.

Step 1: How to clean gas hob pan supports 


When your gas hob is cool, easily lift the trivets and hand-wash them in warm soapy water using a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Then, you can use a non-metallic brush or the hob cleaner to remove stubborn stains, or soak the pan supports in the warm soapy water in 20 minutes.


Since they’re cast iron, dry them immediately to prevent rust. After wiping with a soft cloth, carefully place them back on your hob and turn the heat on for a few seconds to dry them.

Step 2: How to clean gas hob burners

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Cleaning gas hob burners caps and heads is an important step

Burner caps and heads can also be hand-washed with small cloth or unused tooth brusher. For those with burnt-on spills, soak them in warm soapy water to soften the soils. If messes have high sugar or acid content, clean them immediately, otherwise they may leave dull spots.


To ensure clog-free cooking, you should clean the spark plug and flame safety device with a moist cloth. And don’t forget to make sure the burners are fully dried before returning them.

Step 3: How to clean gas hob surfaces


Clean the steel surfaces

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Stainless steel requires special clean to maintain its finish and durability

Stainless steel requires special care to maintain its finish and durability. So, when in doubt, you can spot test first or refer to your gas hob’s user manual.


Your best bet to clean stainless steel is a specialty cleaner to dissolve grease and make your hob shine like new again. If they’re unavailable, you can use warm soapy water, rinse, then buff with a microfiber cloth.


To prevent stains and streaks, remember to always wipe in the direction of the grain, buff thoroughly instead of air drying, and avoid abrasive or acidic materials.

Clean glass or ceramic surfaces


Going gentle is the key in preventing micro-scratches in glass or ceramic surfaces. You should use a glass cleaning spray or cream which is specially formulated to protect your hob. Using this, wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth, going in circular motions, then buff dry. For burnt-on residue, you can use a ceramic scraper.

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Going gentle is the key in preventing micro-scratches in glass or ceramic surfaces

Cleaning your hob can be hassle-free if you prevent big messes in the first place. Save yourself the time and effort by routinely wiping spills after every cooking session, getting some splatter guards, or covering the pan when frying. Your future self will thank you for this gas hob thorough cleaning.


For additional support on your Electrolux gas hob and maintenance help, do not hesitate to contact our customer care team. And if you’re looking for a new stove or hob, we have pulled out a list of things to look out for when buying a new stoves or hobs this hob buying guide – how to choose the most suitable hob here.


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