Clogged stove is the same recipe that does not work. And this is no good! But thankfully it has a way and a very simple way by the way.
After all, there is no point in having a stove that does not light, is it?
So in today’s post we will teach you how to unclog a stove so you can start preparing wonderful delicacies at home. Let’s learn?
Is the stove really clogged?
Before you want to unclog the stove you need to make sure that it is really clogged. And how do you know that? Simple!
The first thing you should notice is the color of the flame. It is normal for the flame to be blue. However, when the stove burners are clogged, the flame turns yellowish orange. This is the first clue.
The second point to note is the intensity of the flame. A stove with a clogged mouth has a weak flame and, in some more severe cases, the stove’s mouth simply does not light and you just smell a strong gas smell.
Therefore, if the flame is weak and yellowish in color, there is a strong possibility that the stove’s mouth may be clogged, in which case you can proceed to the following guidelines.
How to unclog stove top
Believe it or not, but the process of unclogging the stove top is much simpler and simpler than it may seem.
You will only need a sewing needle or a needle for this purpose. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, it is very cheap and easy to find at any haberdashery or construction material store.
The only thing you are going to have to have is a little patience. That is why it is recommended to take at least an hour out of your day to perform this task, which although simple is a little laborious.
Check out the step by step how to unclog the stove top:
Step 1: Turn off the gas. This is critical to your safety. Do not skip this step.
Step 2: With the gas outlet closed, remove any obstructions from the stove. The trivet is the grill on which the pots are supported.
Step 3: Then, insert the needle into the holes in the stove. If necessary, rotate the needle until you feel that the dirt that was blocking your mouth has been removed.
Step 4: Just in case, perform this procedure with all the stove burners to avoid new clogging.
Step 5: Snap the trivets back into place. Turn on the gas outlet and test to see if the nozzles have been unclogged. Check that the bluish color has returned and that the flame intensity is normalized. If you notice that any of the mouths are still clogged, perform the procedure again.
How to unclog stove oven
It may be that in addition to the burners, your stove is also clogged with the gas outlet. But do not worry, because the procedure to unclog the oven is also very simple. In fact, it is the same used to unclog the stove.
Write down the step by step.
Step 1: Turn off the gas.
Step 2: Remove the grill covering the burner from the oven.
Step 3: Check for dirt and food residues covering the burner. If yes, remove. Then, take the needle (the same one used to unclog the stove burners) and place it inside the burner holes, rotating it to remove any kind of dirt.
Step 4: Put the grill back in place and then turn on the gas. Check that the flame is bluish and that the flame intensity is normal. If the problem persists, repeat the cleaning procedure.
Care when unclogging the stove
Despite being a simple procedure, some precautions are essential to ensure your safety and the durability of your stove. So we have separated some important tips for you to follow:
- Whenever cleaning the stove and oven, especially in more internal parts, it is essential to turn off the gas outlet to prevent leaks.
- Do not use chemicals to unclog the stove and oven nozzles. This is because when lighting the gas again, the chemical substances present can cause combustion and possible accidents.
- Wait for the oven and stove to cool before cleaning. In addition to being safer, preventing burns, for example, cooling is important to prevent cracks, cracks and other deformities in the device.
- Do not use sharp and piercing materials when unclogging the stove.
Take care of your stove
Keeping your stove clean is important to avoid new problems with clogging of the mouths.
Often day-to-day cleaning is not enough to remove stubborn dirt. Therefore, the tip is to do a more careful cleaning at least once a week.
On that day, remove all trivets and pass the needle through all the little holes, even if the stove is not clogged.
Then, with the help of a barbecue stick wrapped in a soft cloth make cleaning the places that are more difficult to access.
Finally, use a soft sponge to remove grease and food scraps. It can be the one used for washing dishes, but just remember that you should only use the yellow side that is not abrasive.
For cleaning the oven, it is advisable to remove the grill and soak it in warm water with vinegar. So it loosens any dirt crusts that may be stuck together.
While waiting for the time to soak the grill, take a soft sponge and go through the entire interior of the oven.
Remove the burner protection grid and pass the needle through all small holes to ensure that no residue is blocking the gas outlet. Avoid using smelling products inside the oven.
Finish with a dry cloth.
A tip: check the type of material your stove is made with. Stainless steel models, for example, are more susceptible to stains and scratches. In this case, it is even more important to avoid the use of rough, pointed or abrasive materials.
In general, cleaning with detergent and a soft sponge is enough to keep your stove clean and working perfectly.
Now that you know how to unclog a stove and just take care of your friend all the time.