How to clean a stove with heavy grease buildup

Hobs often see a lot of grease and grime. Sometimes, the grease build-up is thick and requires heavy-duty cleaning. Although cleaning a greasy hob seems like a labour-intensive chore, with the right products and cleaning methods your hob will be clean and grease-free in no time.

Remove the burner grates and dripping pans from the hob. Soak them in a sink full of hot, soapy water.

Squirt a few drops of grease-cutting washing up liquid onto a sponge. Scrub as much of the grease build-up off the stove as possible. Rinse out and reheat the sponge, and apply more washing up liquid as necessary.

Rinse the sponge well with water to remove all of the soap and grime. Rinse the loosened grease build-up and soap residue from the hob with the wet sponge. Dry the hob with a clean tea towel.

Fill an empty spray bottle with two parts water and one part white vinegar if the stove is still dirty. Spray the entire hob generously with vinegar. Let the vinegar sit on the surface for 15 minutes.

Dampen a sponge with water. Put it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds to heat it up. Take it out with your gloved hands, then scrub the stove. Remove difficult grease spots with a nylon scrubbing pad.

Rinse the stove with a clean, damp rag. Dry thoroughly with a clean tea towel.

Scrub the grates that were soaking with a rag and the soapy water. For difficult spots, use the nylon scrubber. Rinse and dry well before putting them back on the stove.

Things You'll Need

  • Grease-cutting washing up liquid
  • Sponge
  • Rubber gloves
  • Tea towels
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Nylon scrubbing pad
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Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.