Refresh Your Range!
A New Year brings an opportunity to reset yourself, your home, and your life. At Range Kleen, we love January. January offers the chance to refresh our homes; it's an opportunity to harmonize our homes with our new year's resolutions to create a fresh start for the New Year.
So many of us spend valuable time in our homes: cooking together, celebrating life milestones and successes around the dinner table, rooting for our favorite sports teams on television, celebrating birthdays, and so much more. Between whipping up sweet and savory celebratory treats and meals, your range collects grease, oil spatters, crumb spills, liquid drips, and more. Therefore, cleaning your range is the perfect start to refreshing your kitchen.
Remove anything on top of your range or inside your oven before cleaning, then unplug your range from its power source. Wait until the entire range is cool to the touch. Next, remove heating elements and drip bowls or pans. Finally, remove the knobs from the appliance panel, wipe down the appliance panel with a damp cloth, clean off the knobs and replace them.
Our Glass & Ceramic Cooktop Kleening Kit makes the range cleaning process easy:
- Shake the bottle of Glass & Ceramic Cooktop Kleener.
- Pour a pea-sized amount of kleener onto a range surface. Then use the included plastic Scrape & Kleen to scrape away baked-on messes; use the sharp corner to clean the edges and crevices of your smooth-top range.
- Buff the kleener from the range surface.
Instead of putting crusty, rusty, or otherwise discolored drip bowls or drip pans back onto your range, we recommend replacing them with Range Kleen's Heavy Duty Chrome drip bowls pans. Find the perfect fit for your range here. After you've replaced the drip bowls or drip pans, put the heating elements back.
To clean the oven's interior, grab baking soda, vinegar (in a spray bottle), a wet rag, and a sponge. Although modern ranges feature self-cleaning oven cycles, many folks prefer to use these cycles sparingly as ovens generate incredibly high heat levels during cleaning, which can lead to appliance failure.
Remove the oven racks. Fill the kitchen sink with hot water and pour in 1/2 cup of white vinegar. If possible, allow the racks to soak overnight. While the oven racks are soaking, make a baking soda paste. Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water to form a paste. Spread the paste inside the oven on the base and along the walls, avoiding the heating elements. Let the paste sit overnight (if possible).
Use a wet rag to wash away as much paste as possible. Then use your Range Kleen Scrape and Kleen to scrape away any remaining paste residue. Spritz any remaining paste with vinegar. Wipe away the vinegar and baking soda residue. Remove the oven racks from their overnight soak and give them a light scrub with a scrubbing sponge. Then rinse them with water and return them to the oven. Open the warming drawer and wipe it with a damp cloth, allowing it to air dry and close.
Pull your free-standing range away from the wall, spray each side with vinegar and wipe down. Next, sweep or vacuum the flooring where the range sits, then wipe it with a damp cloth. When the flooring is dry, move the range and plug it into the power source. Reset the clock if necessary, and enjoy your range refresh!