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How to clean gas stove jets

Updated July 19, 2017

Gas stoves are often favoured over electric for their efficiency, cost-effectiveness, even burn and portability. Many environmentally minded people prefer gas over electricity for its clean burn. Gas stoves are also relatively low maintenance and require less cleaning than electric stoves. Regularly wiping down gas stove parts usually keeps the stove in operation. Sometimes, however, the jets on a gas stove get clogged, causing an uneven ring of flame, or no flame whatsoever. Maintenance is fairly straightforward, but safety precautions are necessary.

Make sure the eye, or burner, of the gas stove jet is turned off.

Use the jet-cleaning wire that came with the stove to poke out the grease or other debris clogging the gas stove jet.

Poke out the debris clogging the jet by using a safety pin or other small metal wire, if the stove did not come with a cleaning wire.

Things You'll Need

  • Jet-cleaning wire
  • Safety pin or other small wire
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Katharine Mitchell began writing in 1994. She has has written for "Fodor's," "The Insider's Guide to Beijing," "Time Out", "City Weekend" and Matador. She attended the Summer Literary Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mitchell has a Master of Fine Arts in fiction from the University of Montana and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi.