Food - Drink
The Gas Stove Maintenance Task You've Been Overlooking
By KAREN HART
Like any other kitchen appliance, taking care of your gas stove is essential if you want it to perform at its best and last a long time. While there are tons of different ways to clean your gas stovetop, this is one maintenance task you may be overlooking.
Many gas stove owners think that cleaning their burners is far easier than doing the same for an electric stove, but they often overlook their gas stove's burner channels. These channels are hidden under the burner cap and create that ubiquitous blue flame ring when you turn on your stove.
Neglecting your burner channels means you won't be able to achieve an even temperature to heat your pots and pans. For proper maintenance, a toothpick or kebab skewer should not be used when cleaning these channels; instead, use a pipe cleaner or straw cleaner.