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As Nigerians, we tend to spend most of our time in the kitchen when we are at home; cooking for family, friends and acquaintances that walk through our doors. With all of that cooking, burned-on food residue from food spills, pots boiling over when cooking rice (if you know, you know), or stir fry that ends up outside the pan is inevitable.

The food may burn onto the top surface, the grates or reflector pans beneath the pots and if left for too long, will become difficult to remove. If you are reading this, then you probably have this problem and we, your fellow magicians are going to help you make those stains disappear. No library of kitchen cleaning tips would be complete without a blog post on deep cleaning gas burners. Ready for another magic trick? Here is what you’ll need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • A Sponge
  • Cloth
  • A bowl of water

The trick is to get the stains of without damaging the steel by not scrubbing it down with those metallic sponges you use for pots.

  • First things first, soak the grates and reflector pans in hot soapy water for up to 20 minutes to loosen the initial film
  • Mix equal parts of baking soda and vinegar into a paste that is not too thick and not too thin.
  • Use a sponge to spread the solution over every area that has dried food residue and leave it overnight.

NOTE: You will see that the solution has dried up a little bit the next day.

  • Take a damp sponge and start cleaning off the solution from the stained areas.

If you still have stubborn stains refusing to come off after being melted by the baking soda.

  • Put vinegar and a small amount of water in a spray bottle, let it sit for 10-15 minutes and spritz it over the remaining residue with soapy water then clean again.
  • Dry the surface with a dry cloth and abracadabra! Good as new.

NOTE: Maintain a clean gas burner by cleaning it with vinegar and soap water every week.

That’s all for today, but If you want to learn how to polish your kitchen steel, check out our post on natural homemade cleaning products or hire us to clean your home with a flick of the wrist. Till next time, stay safe, stay clean.

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