I have talked before about how to easily deep clean your stove. Even though it takes a quick fifteen minutes to do, it still can require quite a bit of elbow grease if it is really dirty. I like being able to use natural cleaners in my home – the less chemicals the better. But, natural cleaners can sometimes require more work to get the job done.
I am grateful I was able to connect with HomeRight at Snap this year. We talked a little about projects coming up that I was planning to work on and we decided that one of their steam machines would be a great fit for me. I chose the SteamMachine Plus to try out. I loved that it would heat up in only 30 seconds and that it had a detachable handheld unit to clean wherever you need to.
To get started, you press the release button to detach the handheld steamer. Fill the reservoir with water, plug it in and you are ready to go once the light inside is blue. The water heats up to 205 degrees and kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria.
To clean your gas stove, start by removing the grates. I used the brush attachment on my steamer and started scrubbing.
As I scrubbed I would wipe with a damp microfiber cloth to wipe off any residue that I was loosening up.
From start to finish it only took me about 10 minutes to get all the grime up, with no actual scrubbing on my part. The steam cleaner did all the work for me.
Once I had the stove cleaned I wiped it with a dry microfiber cloth to remove any excess water that remained from the steam cleaner.
To clean the grates, I placed a wash cloth in the bottom of my sink so the grate would not move around. I used the brush attachment and scrubbed first the front of the grate and then the back with the SteamMachine Plus. Then, I gave the whole thing a good rinse and dried them off. I was amazed by how much gunk came off that was burnt on and I couldn’t see it.
My stove is clean and shiny with no elbow grease. I love that! And I love that my stove is disinfected in the process.
And one last before and after:
Tell me – have you used a steam cleaner before?