Tip # 1: scrub your cooking piano while it is still hot
It may sound silly, but grease and dirt are much harder to remove once your device has cooled down. It is therefore best, if possible, to clean your cooking piano as soon as you took your dishes out of it. So pick up the splashes and traces of grease using a damp sponge (without using the scraper part, which can scratch the coating of the cooking piano) and use a stripping product that you will leave before removing it, all two or three months, depending on the materials of the plates (stainless steel, cast iron, etc.).
Cooking pianos with induction or ceramic hobs are the easiest models to clean.
Tip 2: wash the grill and the oven walls after each use
One of the most easily stuck in dirt is the grill. The fat settles on it, and can quickly become difficult to remove.
To prevent it from blackening and spoiling the taste of food, scrape the grill of the cooking piano using a brush immediately after use, like a barbecue grill. When purchasing, use cooking pianos with separate cooking zones, which are easier to clean, and dishwasher-safe elements. Do not forget to also clean the outside of the oven and unscrew the control knobs if necessary.
Tip # 3: clean the plates with grandmother remedies
Even though there are many oven cleaning products and cooking pianos on the market, Grandma's recipes are always simple and effective. Often, we already have the products at home, in our closets. Just know these tips.
To get around the encrusted baking sheets, use an old product like the world: baking soda. Diluted in water, it turns out to be a formidable natural solution against grease. Regarding the gas burners, sprinkle them with white vinegar to remove all the dirt embedded in the metal and wait for the product to act before rinsing with water.
To clean the burners, you can also use ammonia. To do this, pour about 50ml of ammonia into a freezer bag with zip. Put the burner in it, close the zip and let it work overnight. The ammonia vapors will take off the encrusted oil and fat. To remove the burner from the bag, put on resistant plastic gloves (such as household gloves). Also remember to avoid vapors by turning your head away when opening the bag. A sponge and your burners are like new!
Tip # 4: use aluminum foil to protect from splashes
For not having a cooking piano too dirty, it starts well before the device is started. A pro tip is to put aluminum foil around the fires located under the stove grate. The goal ? Limit projections on your piano and thus have less grease and traces to clean.
When your dish is ready, remove the aluminum and discard it. Your cooking piano just need a little sponge to shine a thousand lights. Another thing to take into account, the more you maintain your device regularly, the longer it will last. Finally, consider investing in a hood to better ventilate the room, and therefore avoid unpleasant odors in your kitchen.