How to Clean Oil Spills on a Gas Stove

A gas stove works as efficiently as an electric stove for cooking.

Use baking soda and vinegar to clean your stove.Use baking soda and vinegar to clean your stove.
Sometimes during a cooking session, spills happen. If an oil spill is left uncleaned, it can stick to the stove's surface. Thankfully, baking soda is known for its abrasive and absorbent nature, while vinegar is also good for its acetic acid component. Both items are nontoxic stove cleaners.

Remove any accessories such as stove rings.

Use a small towel or cloth to remove debris from the stove surface.

Mix baking soda and water in a bowl to create a paste. The ratio between baking soda and water is one to one.

Dip a cotton cloth into the baking soda paste. Apply the solution across the stove's surface and rub with a circular motion. Add paste to difficult stains such as oil spills and scrub.

Pour vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the stove surface, especially any remaining oil spills. Vinegar neutralizes the baking soda, turning it to liquid.

Wipe up the baking soda and vinegar with a cotton rag. If the rag becomes saturated with baking soda and vinegar, rinse and wring it out. Continue wiping the stove until the oil spill is gone.

Things You Will Need

  • Small towel, cloth or cotton rag
  • Baking soda
  • Bowl
  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle

About the Author

Zeus Tyrone Mendoza is an award-winning and accomplished freelance writer from California. Mendoza has contributed works published in "Kerygma" magazine, "Philippine Star Newspaper," and the monthly newsletter for the world renowned GK Community Development Foundation. Mendoza holds a B.A. in English creative writing from California State University, Northridge.